North Kingstown, RI : AudioGO, p2013.
6 sound discs (6 hr., 41 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc labels.
Narrated by Angela Brazil & Stephen R. Thorne.
Bernard Elliot, a poet, and Frances Reardon, a fiction writer, meet at a writers' colony during the summer of 1957 and begin a friendship and correspondence. Bernard, well-born and Harvard-educated, is gregarious, reckless, and passionate; Frances, the precocious daughter of a middle-class Irish family, is circumspect, wry, and more than a little judgmental. What starts as an exploration of faith eventually becomes a romance, a development complicated by Bernard's fall into manic depression and Frances' struggle to decide whether she is strong enough to weather the illness with him for the long term.