The Land of Mango Sunsets

The Land of Mango Sunsets

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Dorothea Benton Frank is one of America's most insightful writers weaving highly addictive tales of the conundrums of life with hilarity and heat. Now, in The Land of Mango Sunsets, Frank gives us one woman's journey toward a hard-won truth-that life isn't always what it appears to be, and the sooner you realize that pride won't keep you warm at night, the happier you will be. Meet Miriam Elizabeth Swanson, in a full-blown snit, buoyed by a fabulous cast who run the gamut from insufferable to wonderful. Miriam spins out from the revolving door of her postured life as a Manhattan quasi socialite while she thirsts, no, starves for recognition. How did she become what she hates the most and what does she endure to realize it? And where are the answers? It takes a few spins, dips and one spectacular fall until Miriam gets her head on straight. Then in a whoosh she's off to the enchanted and mysterious land of Sullivans Island, deep in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Told straight from the heart in her vivid, highly entertaining style, The Land of Mango Sunsets just might be Frank's finest work to date. If you plan to listen to this book, don't make plans to do anything else for a while.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Edition: Abridged
ISBN: 9780061287398
0061287393
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 02 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Savard, Nanette
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SuzeParker
Aug 10, 2013

Partly because it changed her status among her fellow New York socialites and partly because it drove a wedge between her and her two sons, Miriam Elizabeth Swanson still hasn't gotten over the fact that her philandering husband dumped her for his younger girlfriend. She's become highly set in her ways and generally is pretty unlikeable, and her only true friend is the gay man who rents one of the upper-floor apartments in her townhouse. However, in true Dorothea Benton Frank fashion, Miriam retreats to Sullivan's Island, only to learn life lessons that turn her into a generous, loving human while there's still time to forge new relationships with her sons and their families -- and to fall in love again. As always, Frank's writing is charming and funny.

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