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by Alice Hoffman | Read by Judith Light, Grace Gummer, Zach Appelman

Coralie Sardie, the daughter of the founder of a Coney Island freak show, collides with dashing photographer and Russian immigrant Eddie Cohen. Choosing a cast of three to voice both the youthful and the slightly older Coralie, as well as the great love of her life, highlights the poignancy of their encounter and the depth of their relationship. Youthful, shy Coralie, portrayed by Grace Gummer, is audibly filled with wonder, while her mature self, portrayed by Judith Light, has a resigned tone. Zach Appelman portrays Eddie as both passionate and worldly. New York City and the Hudson River around 1910 serve as vivid backdrops for the couple's passion. A.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine