The Stone Necklace by Carla Damron audiobook

The Stone Necklace: A Novel

By Carla Damron
Foreword written and read by Patti Callahan Henry
Read by Vicky Saye Henderson

University of South Carolina Press
11.73 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781611177350

Clawing chest pains and a fiery car crash take one life and change the destiny of four others. The Stone Necklace braids together the stories of a grieving widow, a struggling nurse, a young mother, and a troubled homeless man, reminding us of the empowering and surprising ways our lives touch one another and how we can recover from even the greatest of losses. Lena Hastings survived breast cancer and marital infidelity, but now faces an uncertain future and crises with her teenage daughter Becca, all without the support of the one person she has always counted on. Intensive care nurse Sandy Albright, newly released from drug rehab, confronts temptations from her past and false accusations threatening her career, leaving her to wonder if a drug-free life is really living. Tonya Ladson, a mother whose child is injured in the wreck, must decide if her domineering husband is right and a lawsuit will solve their financial problems. Joe Booker, a homeless man who sleeps in a graveyard, loses his gentle benefactor and must either succumb to the real and imagined evils of his world or find the heretofore-untapped courage to care for himself and for others as a stranger once cared for him. Weighted down by their respective pasts, the characters must make life-altering choices that reverberate into the fates of the others, ultimately bringing them together in unexpected but healing acts of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption.

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Summary

Summary

Clawing chest pains and a fiery car crash take one life and change the destiny of four others. The Stone Necklace braids together the stories of a grieving widow, a struggling nurse, a young mother, and a troubled homeless man, reminding us of the empowering and surprising ways our lives touch one another and how we can recover from even the greatest of losses.

Lena Hastings survived breast cancer and marital infidelity, but now faces an uncertain future and crises with her teenage daughter Becca, all without the support of the one person she has always counted on.

Intensive care nurse Sandy Albright, newly released from drug rehab, confronts temptations from her past and false accusations threatening her career, leaving her to wonder if a drug-free life is really living.

Tonya Ladson, a mother whose child is injured in the wreck, must decide if her domineering husband is right and a lawsuit will solve their financial problems.

Joe Booker, a homeless man who sleeps in a graveyard, loses his gentle benefactor and must either succumb to the real and imagined evils of his world or find the heretofore-untapped courage to care for himself and for others as a stranger once cared for him.

Weighted down by their respective pasts, the characters must make life-altering choices that reverberate into the fates of the others, ultimately bringing them together in unexpected but healing acts of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With every well-chosen word and every beautifully achieved character, Carla Damron proves herself to be an accomplished and hopeful observer of our fragile human condition, one with a deep love of her home city and a reverence for the prospects of its citizens to become better versions of themselves. The Stone Necklace is a celebration of the transformative power of shared experiences and of the connections that bind us as family and friends, as communities and cities, and ultimately as one humanity.” Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Carla Damron

Author Bio: Carla Damron

Carla Damron is a fiction writer and clinical social worker. She is the author of the Caleb Knowles mystery novels Keeping Silent, Spider Blue, and Death in Zooville. Named the 2014 South Carolina Social Worker of the Year, Damron holds an MFA in creative writing from Queens University and a MSW from the University of South Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English