English | January 30th, 2018 | ASIN: B079BYPSNP | kbps | 7 hrs 4 mins | 194.37 MB Narrator: Dawn Davies
This is an audiobook about a young girl who moves to a new town every couple of years - a misfit teenager who finds solace in a local music scene; an adrift 20-something who drops out of college to pursue her dream of making cheesecake on a stick a successful business franchise (ah, the ideals of youth). Alone in a new city, she summons her inner strength as she holds the hand of a dying stranger.
Dawn Davies is a woman who finds humor in difficult pregnancies and postpartum depression (after listening to Î˛6;PieÎ˛7; you might never eat Thanksgiving dessert the same way). She is a divorcee who unexpectedly finds second love. She is a happily married suburban wife who nevertheless makes a mental list of all the men she would have slept with. And she is a parent who finds herself tested in ways she could never imagine.
In stories that cut to the quick, Davies explores passion, loss, illness, pain, and joy, told from her singular, gimlet-eyed, hilarious perspective. Mothers of Sparta is not a blow-by-blow of DaviesÎ˛ life but rather an examination of the exquisite and often painful moments of a life, the moments we look back on and say, That one, that one mattered. Straddling the fence between humor and, wellâ€¦not humor, Davies delivers an audiobook about what itÎ˛s like to try to carve a place for oneself in the world, no matter how unyielding the rock can be.