Black and Blue, Anna Quindlen
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Black and Blue

Author: Anna Quindlen

Unabridged: 9 hr 36 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 05/01/1998

Genre: Fiction


Writing with the depth and insight that have become her signature, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen explores a passionate marriage that turns into a nightmare. This Oprah’s Book Club selection, destined to become as successful a best-seller as One True Thing, secures her reputation as a significant author of fiction. When 19-year-old Fran married Bobby Benedetto, she never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive relationship. Every time her New York City policeman husband hit her, she would think of convincing reasons to stay. Now, with her 10-year-old son in tow, she is running for her life. Living in Florida under an assumed name, she is bravely shaping a new life and dares to believe that, finally, she has escaped from her painful past. Black and Blue is a wise and powerful novel whose protagonists could be the people next door. Ruth Ann Phimister’s narrative talent beautifully underscores a suspenseful and very important exploration of the complexity of personal relationships.


AudiobooksNow review by Lee on 2007-08-30 09:55:20

Anyone who doesn't understand why abused women stay in their horrible relationships needs to read this book. It is a real eye-opener!

AudiobooksNow review by Nicole on 2007-11-05 01:22:57

her description of the abuse, fear and emotion are excellent, but the actual story is frustrating and splotchy