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Sweetwater Creek

By: Anne Rivers Siddons
Narrated by: Anna Fields
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Editor reviews

Told with a warm, southern delivery from veteran performer Anna Fields, that perfectly matches the gentle atmosphere of Anne Rivers Siddons's Charleston, Sweetwater Creek is the moving story of young Emily Parmenter. With no mother, a recently deceased brother, and a father who is as easy to catch as a waterdog in the Wando River, Emily is forced to keep to herself, running around her family's dilapidated plantation. When a runaway, the troubled Lulu Foxworth, shows up, however, things take a dramatic shift, and Emily's world gets turned inside out. There is much to enjoy in this audiobook from one of the stalwarts in Southern literature.

Summary

From best-selling author Anne Rivers Siddons comes a bittersweet and finely wrought story of friendship, family, and Charleston society.

At 12, Emily Parmenter is left mostly to herself after her mother disappears and her beloved older brother dies. Emily has built a life around the faded plantation where her remote father and hunting-obsessed brothers raise hunting spaniels. It is a meager, masculine world, but to Emily it has magic.

And then comes Lulu Foxworth, troubled daughter of a truly grand plantation, who has run away from her hectic Charleston debutante season. Where Emily's father sees Lulu as an entree to society, Emily is threatened and mystified. Lulu has a powerful enchantment of her own, and this, along with the dark, crippling secret she brings with her, will inevitably blow Emily's world apart and let the real one in, but at a terrible price.

©2005 Anne Rivers Siddons (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks America, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Fans of Southern novels in the vein of Fried Green Tomatoes will relish this one's rich atmosphere." ( Washington Post)
"A page-turner. The setting and the isolated life will remind readers of Sue Monk Kidd's The Mermaid Chair." ( USA Today)

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