True colors

by Hannah, Kristin.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK FIC HANN
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Audiobooks
As the story opens, the Grey sisters of Water's Edge have just buried their mother. Their father Henry, devastated by this, decides to bury his pain in the bottom of a liquor bottle. Moving forward 13 years, the author delves into the lives and hearts of these young women, their families, and the unusual bonds that make up this family.

The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago. Their father provided for them physically on Water's Edge, the ranch that had been in their family for three generations, each of them however, longed for their father's love.

Winona, the oldest, knew early on that she could never get it. An overweight dreamer and reader, she didn't exhibit the kinds of talents and strengths her father valued.

Vivi Anne, the youngest, had those things. And it was Vivi Anne who only ever saw a glimmer of their father's approval.

When Vivi Anne makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters.

With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah's True Colors is a novel about sisters, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal--and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Grey sisters miss the love of their mother, who died of cancer, as they are raised by their cold, status-conscious father on their horse ranch outside the small town of Oyster Shores, founded by their family. Winona, the oldest, strives for her father's praise, which he only seems to give to the youngest, Vivi Ann, while the middle sister, Aurora, tries to keep the peace. Jealousy eats away at Winona's self-esteem, even though she becomes a successful attorney. As for Vivi Ann, she is totally unaware of Winona's hidden rancor. Then the man Winona loves falls for Vivi Ann. Winona conceals her anguish, hoping that, as usual, flighty Vivi Ann won't take her boyfriend seriously, then is devastated by the couple's engagement. The symptoms of Winona's festering resentment go beyond her overeating and ultimately cause her to betray her sister. This breaking of the bond of sisterhood has a deep effect on the family, and Winona is forced to face her demons and seek redemption. As Hannah explores the deep, emotional connection between sisters, she creates a beautiful and captivating story of love and rivalry, family and community, that readers will happily devour.--Engelmann, Patty Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In her 17th novel, bestseller Hannah portrays the delicate and enduring bonds of sisterhood. The story of the Grey sisters is set in a small Washington town and follows Winona, Aurora and Vivi Ann from the time of their mother's death, when they are young teens in 1979, on through adulthood, cataloguing their trials and the men who typically come bearing them, beginning with Luke, Winona's high school best friend and secret crush. But when he falls in love with Vivi Ann, who later cheats on him with farmhand Dallas, it leads a jealous Winona to betray her sister. Vivi Ann and Dallas get married, have a baby and run the Grey family farm, but Dallas is eventually arrested for murder, and lawyer Winona refuses to take his case, seemingly killing her relationship with Vivi Ann. Dallas is convicted and things look bleak for Vivi Ann and her son, but Winona's late-breaking friendship with her nephew paves the way for the happy ending. Though Hannah boldly embraces over-the-top drama, she really knows what women--her characters and her audience--want. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Subjects Sisters -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Sibling rivalry -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Grand Haven, MI :Brilliance Audio,2009
Edition Abridged.
Contributors Burr, Sandra
Participants/Performers Read by Sandra Burr.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Duration: 6:00:00.
Description 5 audio discs (approximately 360 minutes.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781423325161
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