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Would you try another book from Susan Rebecca White and/or the narrators?
Unlikely, except for the narrator George Newbern, he did a good job.
What was most disappointing about Susan Rebecca White’s story?
I immediately thought I would return the book because I didn't like how it started, but when it switched to the story about Bobby I was glad I didn't because that was fun and interesting (plus that narrator was good). But when the story switched again to Amelia, I totally didn't get it and that narrator was terrible.
What character would you cut from A Place at the Table?
Amelia. I don't think the storyline needed it.
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I was expecting this book to be okay based on the rating, but I really did not expect it to be wonderful - and that's what it is. I'm not sure I've ever seen an author handle BIG topics - race, bigotry, religion, death - with such compassion and grace. I immediately listened to it again just to see how she had done it.
Had this not been a book club book, I'm not sure I would have listened to it. In comparison to the other books I listen to and read, it looked too gentle. In reality, it's more like an iron hand in a velvet glove. This is an author who can handle tough stuff without being crude or harsh. And she surprised me when I least expected it.
If you're stumped for a book club selection, this one is terrific. There's lots to talk about and think about.
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