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Made in the U.S.A.

Billie Letts, , read by Cassandra Morris. . Hachette Audio, $34.98 ( , unabridged, eight CDs, 9.5 hrs., $34.98 ISBN p) ISBN 978-1-60024-207-6

Letts's tale of two children who set out on a voyage to find their father after his hefty ex-girlfriend, the children's guardian, falls dead in a Wal-Mart, is a moving coming-of-age tale. Cassandra Morris is amazingly strong in her delivery, giving a tremendous performance in which her fresh voice is perfectly suited for 15-year old Lutie. Her reading is clear and well paced, and her habit of rushing her words at times serves as an endearing character trait; she can do no wrong here. Her performance is a genuine one that will move audiences with its honesty and passion. A Grand Central hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 28). (June)