Bitter in the Mouth Audiobook (Unabridged)

Bitter in the Mouth (Unabridged), by Monique Truong
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Growing up in the small town of Boiling Springs, North Carolina, in the 70's and 80's, Linda believes that she is profoundly different from everyone else, including the members of her own family. What I know about you, little girl, would break you in two are the cruel, mysterious last words that Linda's grandmother ever says to her. Now in her 30s, Linda looks back at her past when she navigated her way through life with the help of her great-uncle Harper, who loves her and loves to dance, and her best friend Kelly, with whom Linda exchanges almost daily letters. The truth about my family was that we disappointed one another. When I heard the word disappoint, I tasted toast, slightly burnt. For as long as she can remember, Linda has experienced a secret sense - she can taste words, which have the power to disrupt, dismay, or delight. She falls for names and what they evoke: Canned peaches. Dill. Orange sherbet. Parsnip (to her great regret). But with crushes comes awareness. As with all bodies, Linda's is a mystery to her, in this and in other ways. Even as Linda makes her way north to Yale and New York City, she still does not know the truth about her past. Then, when a personal tragedy compels Linda to return to Boiling Springs, she gets to know a mother she never knew and uncovers a startling story of a life, a family. Revelation is when God tells us the truth. Confession is when we tell it to him.

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Author Monique TruongThough you may know Monique Truong from the popular title Bitter in the Mouth, Truong is actually one of the most renowned Fiction authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 2 audiobooks from Truong, with the latest Fiction title being: The Book of Salt. Bitter in the Mouth was added to our catalog in 2010, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Bitter in the Mouth is the most popular and bestselling from Truong. Enjoy over 10 hours of listening from Truong, among the 2 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Fiction books from Monique Truong. Truong was born in Saigon, Viet Nam. For more choices and information on Monique Truong, please visit her author page: Monique Truong.