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Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2011
Duration: 11 hours 48 minutes
With Bliss, Remembered, the celebrated Frank Deford has produced a work of literature that ranks with the best of his many novels, including Everybody's All American, which Sports Illustrated ranked as one of the twenty-five best sports books of all time. In Bliss, Remembered, Deford explores new territory as he tells two love stories from the perspective of a beautiful should-have-been Olympic champion named Sydney Stringfellow.
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Sydney begins an intense love affair with a German, but the affair abruptly ends when political forces tear them apart. Back in the US, Sydney - daring, vulnerable, and memorable- is left healing her broken heart when a striking American begins to pursue her. In Deford's tender novel, the simplicity and honesty of choices of the heart clash with a brutal time - a time when choices seemed so dire in the enveloping shadows of a changing world.
"This is a poignant story, utterly charming and enjoyable." Publishers Weekly (starred review)