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by Margo Rabb | Read by Laura Knight Keating

Hearing Laura Knight Keating give voice to this passionate story of love, loss, and growing up is an experience, regardless of the listener’s age. Heroine Eva Roth views romance novels as metaphors for life and her struggles with growing up. Keating provides wonderfully irreverent narration in all the right places while maintaining the underlying poignancy of a story laden with painful emotions. How Keating says the word “what . . .” when Eve is surprised carries a paragraph of vocal meaning on its own. And the voice Keating uses for Eve’s “Aunt Gonorrhea” is hysterical in all her over-the-top sanitary obsessiveness. Keating's timing couldn’t be better. M.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine