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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch||FIC FRA (Text)||0530004531535||Adult Audiobook||Available||-|
|Beaufort - Lobeco Branch||FIC FRA (Text)||0530009690385||Adult Audiobook||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781456121327
11 sound discs (13 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 
- Copyright: ℗2011
|General Note:||Compact disc.
Title from container.
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Recording originally produced by HarperCollins Publishers, p2011.
In container (17 cm.)
"A Lowcountry Tale"--Container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
|Participant or Performer Note:||Narrated by Robin Miles.|
|Summary, etc.:||Returning to Folly Beach, her childhood home, newly widowed Cate Cooper, whose late husband's financial exploits have left her homeless and broke, discovers that it is possible to go home again and discover the person she was meant to become.|
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Folly Beach (S.C.) Fiction
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Picking up the pieces of her splintered life after her husband's suicide, Cate Cooper flees cold New Jersey for the warmth of her hometown, Folly Beach, South Carolina. Stopping at the local Piggly Wiggly before heading to the nurturing arms of her elderly aunt Daisy, Cate is involved in a fender bender with one of Folly Beach's most handsome and potentially eligible men. An expert on Charleston's cultural heritage, Professor John Risley is even more smitten with Cate when he finds out she's staying in the Porgy House, Aunt Daisy's beachside cottage, where playwrights Dorothy and DuBose Heyward collaborated with George Gershwin on Porgy and Bess. As the cottage unveils its secrets, Cate contemplates writing a play of her own, encouraged by John's expertise as well as his romantic intentions. Alternating between Cate's personal journey of renewal and flashbacks into the lives of the Heywards, Frank's lush and literary paean to her beloved Low Country provides a romantic glimpse into an artistic past.--Haggas, Caro. Copyright 2010 Booklist
Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
A widow returns to her childhood haven, Folly Beach, S.C., where she is captivated by new love and a literary mystery.In this latest of Frank's Lowcountry series set on South Carolina's picturesque barrier islands, the heroine, Cate, is another victim of the economic crash of 2008.When she discovers her equity-trader husband, Addison, hanging over her piano in their New Jersey mansion, she only has an inkling of the financial shenanigans that led to his suicide.Within 24 hours, mistresses, paternity claims and collection liens are popping up like dandelions, and Catewatches in horror as all her worldly goods are repossessed. Flat broke (even her engagement bling is a zircon!), she has no alternative but to flee to the South Carolina home of her Aunt Daisy, who raised Cate and sister Patti after they were orphaned as children.Almost immediately, in a clichd fender-bender "meet cute," she finds Prince Charming:professor John Risley, who specializes in the Charleston Renaissance of the 1920s.Soon Cate is installed in the Porgy House (part of Aunt Daisy's beach-rental empire), so named because Charleston Renaissance poet DuBose Heyward and his wife Dorothy lived there while George Gershwin was adapting the Heywards' playPorgyintoPorgy and Bess.Around mid-novel, we realize that the sections that have been alternating with Cate's chapters, narrated by Dorothy, are from a one-woman play that John encouraged Cate to writeor, more accurately, a verbiage-choked rough draft of a play.Cate copes with John's impossible goodness, Aunt Daisy's illness, the pregnancy of her son's narcissistic wife and her actress daughter's rants, but her chief preoccupation is proving that Dorothy, not DuBose, was the real librettist and lyricist ofPorgy and Bess.The narrative is already bogged down by Dorothy's monologues, but the scenes of Cate's post-opulent life are equally interminableFrank is seemingly loath to leave anything out, however mundane.This novel about dramatists, although lightened by some witty down-home repartee, displays little aptitude for scene-craft.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Publishers Weekly Review
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In Frank's latest Lowcountry novel, Cate Cooper is left homeless after the death of her financially reckless husband and finds herself returning to the place of her childhood: South Carolina's Folly Beach. Cate takes up residence in a small coastal cottage called Porgy House where she must examine her past to move her life forward. Unfortunately, this gentle, literary tale does not translate well to audio. The problem certainly doesn't lie with narrator Robin Miles, whose rendition of Cate is likable and believable, and who expertly voices the book's other characters, including Cate's crotchety but loving aunt, her well-meaning children, and her sassy best friend. The issue is one of pacing. Despite Miles's best efforts, the book's momentum slows to a crawl. The story progresses so gradually that listening becomes tedious and hours pass with only minor plot movement. A William Morrow hardcover. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.