The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen audiobook

The Sisters of Summit Avenue

By Lynn Cullen
Read by Madeleine Maby

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501134166
9.01 Hours Unabridged
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From Lynn Cullen, the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe and Twain’s End, comes a powerful novel set in the Midwest during the Great Depression, about two sisters bound together by love, duty, and pain. Ruth has been single-handedly raising four young daughters and running her family’s Indiana farm for eight long years, ever since her husband, John, fell into a comatose state, infected by the infamous “sleeping sickness” devastating families across the country. If only she could trade places with her older sister, June, who is the envy of everyone she meets: blonde and beautiful, married to a wealthy doctor, living in a mansion in St. Paul. And June has a coveted job, too, as one of “the Bettys,” the perky recipe developers who populate General Mills’ famous Betty Crocker test kitchens. But these gilded trappings hide sorrows: she has borne no children. And the man she used to love more than anything belongs to Ruth. When the two sisters reluctantly reunite after a long estrangement, June’s bitterness about her sister’s betrayal sets into motion a confrontation that’s been years in the making. And their mother, Dorothy, who’s brought the two of them together, has her own dark secrets, which might blow up the fragile peace she hopes to restore between her daughters. An emotional journey of redemption, inner strength, and the ties that bind families together, for better or worse, The Sisters of Summit Avenue is a heartfelt love letter to mothers, daughters, and sisters everywhere.

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Summary

Summary

From Lynn Cullen, the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe and Twain’s End, comes a powerful novel set in the Midwest during the Great Depression, about two sisters bound together by love, duty, and pain.

Ruth has been single-handedly raising four young daughters and running her family’s Indiana farm for eight long years, ever since her husband, John, fell into a comatose state, infected by the infamous “sleeping sickness” devastating families across the country. If only she could trade places with her older sister, June, who is the envy of everyone she meets: blonde and beautiful, married to a wealthy doctor, living in a mansion in St. Paul. And June has a coveted job, too, as one of “the Bettys,” the perky recipe developers who populate General Mills’ famous Betty Crocker test kitchens. But these gilded trappings hide sorrows: she has borne no children. And the man she used to love more than anything belongs to Ruth.

When the two sisters reluctantly reunite after a long estrangement, June’s bitterness about her sister’s betrayal sets into motion a confrontation that’s been years in the making. And their mother, Dorothy, who’s brought the two of them together, has her own dark secrets, which might blow up the fragile peace she hopes to restore between her daughters.

An emotional journey of redemption, inner strength, and the ties that bind families together, for better or worse, The Sisters of Summit Avenue is a heartfelt love letter to mothers, daughters, and sisters everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cullen’s female characters shine in their complexity and true-life emotions. An enchanting and engaging read.” Elizabeth Letts, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A gripping story of two complex sisters, bound by anger, resentment, and love…keeps the pages turning.” Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author
“Heartfelt…Sibling rivalry, betrayal, resentment, and cowardice add spice to this saga of sisters.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Lynn Cullen

Author Bio: Lynn Cullen

Lynn Cullen is the author of Reign of Madness, which was a Best in the South selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and nominated for the Townsend Prize for fiction. Her previous novel, The Creation of Eve, was named among the best fiction books of 2010 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and an April 2010 Indie Next Pick. She is also the author of numerous award-winning books for children, including the young adult novel I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter. An avid traveler and historian, Cullen lives in Atlanta.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 9.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English