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Narrator: Hillary Huber
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: 07/05/2022
5 hrs. 25 min.
My Rating: 5 Stars (ARC)
It is 1993, the last year of school, and Laurie’s final spring before adulthood. She works part-time at a restaurant and looks after Cindy, her neglected potty-mouthed little neighbor. Like her mother, Laurie devours books and dreams big. Her father works at a garage, where she constantly struggles to keep her car running.
It is here that a budding romance intensifies her understanding of class differences and opens her eyes to a more complicated world. With her big heart, she takes Cindy globe-trotting without even leaving town and learns how to come to terms with circumstances beyond her control.
About the Author
MARIE-RENÉE LAVOIE was born in 1974 in Limoilou, near Quebec City. She is the author of four novels, including Mister Roger and Me, which won ICI Radio-Canada’s “Battle of the Books” ― the Quebec equivalent of “Canada Reads” ― and the Archambault Prize; Autopsy of a Boring Wife, which was a finalist for the Forest of Reading Evergreen Award, a Hoopla Book Club selection, and a CBC Best Books of the Year, and is currently being developed for television; and A Boring Wife Settles the Score. She lives in Limoilou.
About the Translator
ARIELLE AARONSON left her native New Jersey in 2007 to pursue a diploma in Translation Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. She holds an M.A. in Second Language Education from McGill University and has spent the past few years teaching English in the Montreal public school system and creating educational material for second language learners. She previously translated Marie-Renée Lavoie’s Autopsy of a Boring Wife and A Boring Wife Settles the Score for Arachnide.