Blame

By Michelle Huneven; Hillary Huber (Read by)
(Blackstone Audiobooks, MP3 CD, 9781433293368)

Publication Date: September 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Reading Group List
“Blame is another wonderful story from Huneven, with characters and relationships so real you hate to say goodbye when the book ends. A history professor comes out of an alcoholic blackout in jail for running over two Jehovah's Witnesses in her driveway. The story follows her through years of punishment, remorse, and atonement. She eventually rebuilds her life and relationships, finds community in unlikely places, and comes to terms with herself. Richard Russo calls Huneven 'a writer of extraordinary and thrilling talent' and I think you'll agree.”
-- Carla, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL


Description
Blame is a spellbinding novel of guilt and love, family and shame, sobriety and the lack of it, and the moral ambiguities that ensnare us all.



NPR
Thursday, Dec 3, 2009

Correspondent Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Daniel Goldin and Lucia Silva. Their selections include comics about philosophy, novels about building families, and a box set that dives into the process of writing. More at NPR.org

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