Alice in Bed ) witty d"/>


Cathleen Schine, Author, Patricia Kalember, Read by , read by Patricia Kalember. Time Warner Audiobooks $29.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-58621-565-1

Set in L.A., this entertaining and intelligent examination of three generations of women easily transitions to audio thanks to Shine's (Alice in Bed ) witty dialogue and the narration of stage and screen actress Kalember, who expertly personifies the three very different female characters. Chic, cynical Elizabeth Bernard was recently "plucked from the toilers of the academic field" to write a movie about a modern-day Madame Bovary; her mother, Greta, has colon cancer, a surprising lesbian interest and a kind but detached doctor husband; and Elizabeth's feisty, demanding grandmother, Lotte, a former Broadway dancer, suffers from a disfiguring and possible fatal facial cancer. Read with insight and emotion, this audio book offers each woman's perspectives on the universal issues of love, aging, family and fidelity and will draw a wide range of female listeners who will no doubt find themselves identifying with at least one of the protagonists. Two of Schine's novels (The Love Letter and Rameau's Niece ) have already been transformed into feature films, and this touching, satirical and funny tale is poised to make a similar leap. Simultaneous release with the Little, Brown hardcover (Forecasts, Aug. 25). (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 11/03/2003
Release date: 09/01/2003
Show other formats
Open Ebook - 978-0-316-02864-6
Hardcover - 262 pages - 978-0-316-78609-6
Compact Disc - 978-1-58621-566-8
Hardcover - 415 pages - 978-0-7862-6222-9
Paperback - 262 pages - 978-0-316-15942-5
Ebook - 978-0-316-02863-9
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.