This Must Be the Place (MP3 CD)

By Kate Racculia, Coleen Marlo (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781400167968

Publication Date: July 20, 2010

August 2010 Indie Next List

“This is one of the most engaging books I have read in a while. A quirky cast of characters come together to make up a highly entertaining, touching book. Chief among them are: Oneida Jones, a self-described freak who has embraced her oddness; her mother Mona, wedding cake baker and proprietress of the Darby-Jones boardinghouse; and Arthur Rook, a recently widowed photographer who believes he can 'see' the real essence of a person. You will come to love these characters and this book!”
— Avery Dickey, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
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Description

The Darby-Jones boardinghouse in Ruby Falls, New York, is home to Mona Jones and her daughter, Oneida, two loners and self-declared outcasts who have formed a perfectly insular family unit: the two of them and the four eclectic boarders living in their house. But their small, quiet life is upended when Arthur Rook shows up in the middle of a nervous breakdown, devastated by the death of his wife, carrying a pink shoe box containing all his wife's mementos and keepsakes, and holding a postcard from sixteen years ago, addressed to Mona but never sent. Slowly the contents of the box begin to fit together to tell a story-one of a powerful friendship, a lost love, and a secret that, if revealed, could change everything that Mona, Oneida, and Arthur know to be true. Or maybe the stories the box tells and the truths it brings to life will teach everyone about love-how deeply it runs, how strong it makes us, and, even when all seems lost, how tightly it brings us together. With emotional accuracy and great energy, This Must Be the Place introduces memorable, charming characters that refuse to be forgotten.


About the Author

Kate Racculia attended college in Buffalo, New York, where she studied illustration, design, Jane Austen, and Canada, and earned her M.F.A. from Emerson College.

Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award-winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by "Publishers Weekly," and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011. She has won numerous "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards and is an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner.


Praise For This Must Be the Place

"A thoroughly enjoyable first novel, both accessibly absurd and quite touching." ---Publishers Weekly

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