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Dear Zoe

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Dear Zoe

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On September 11, 2001, far from either New York or Washington, Tess DeNunzio loses her three year-old sister to a hit-and-run driver. With the eyes of the world elsewhere, Tess's small tragedy is lost...More
On September 11, 2001, far from either New York or Washington, Tess DeNunzio loses her three year-old sister to a hit-and-run driver. With the eyes of the world elsewhere, Tess's small tragedy is lost...More
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  • On September 11, 2001, far from either New York or Washington, Tess DeNunzio loses her three year-old sister to a hit-and-run driver. With the eyes of the world elsewhere, Tess's small tragedy is lost in the context of a national one, trapped in what she comes to perceive as an impenetrable silence. Dear Zoe is her attempt to break that silence. Part love letter, part coming of age story, part confession, Tess's story lets us eavesdrop on the intimate conversations that force her to articulate her loss, confront her guilt and, ultimately, confirm the healing power of love. In the most authentic female voice created by any male author since Wally Lamb, Tess DeNunzio will break your heart, then put it back together again.

    Dear Zoe © 2005 Philip Beard. Recorded by arrangement with Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

 
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  • PHILIP BEARD is a writer, teacher, and attorney in Pittsburgh, where he lives with his wife and their three daughters. This is his first novel.

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  • AudioFile Magazine September 11, 2001, launched an era of anguish for our nation, but for young Tess DeNunzio and her family the tragic loss of her 3-year-old sister, Zoe, to a hit-and-run driver gave the date an additional personal blow. Cassandra Morris crafts a tender narration reflective of Tess's struggle with guilt and grief. Although the story is heartrending, Morris manages to lift listeners' spirits with glimpses of Zoe's humor while revealing Tess's core as she works through sorrowful reminiscences filled with intimate details at a time of great crisis, personal and global. Morris captures Tess's spirit, revealing strength of spirit and love. B.J.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
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