The Story of Beautiful Girl

Written by:
Rachel Simon
Narrated by:
Kate Reading

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2011
12 hours 0 minutes
It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl.

When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: 'Hide her.' And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.
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This is really a love story! As anguishing as some of the details are (and believe me, I HATE sad or depressing stories), this story is uplifting while also confronting all of us about our perceptions of others. I would recommend this book to anyone! Those of us in "the mainstream" need to think about our perception of others and those of us outside the mainstream need to know triumph is within reach.

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This book is so good you wont' be able to stop listening until you reach the end just a wonderful uplifting book.

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I'm afraid I didn't share Anonymous' love of this book. In fact, I didn't even finish it.....

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I LOVED this book! I loved how the characters lives intertwined and they were so believable. The ending was wonderful - not what I hoped for, but perfect!

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