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Belle Cora

By: Phillip Margulies
Narrated by: Graham Rowat,Elizabeth Wiley
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"Memorable at every turn and set against the backdrop of a 19th century America that was, like the novel's protagonist, many different things all at once." (Edward Rutherfurd, author of Paris

In the home where Arabella Godwin was raised it is forbidden to speak her name, and her picture is turned to the wall. But in the turbulent America of the 1850s, everyone knows her as "Belle Cora", madam of San Francisco's finest bordello. Judges and senators do her bidding; a vicious newspaper editor plots her downfall; a preacher looks at her from across his pulpit and tries to forget that once she was his wife. Merchant's daughter, farm girl, prostitute, mother, madam, murderess, avenger, protector - she has worn all these masks: the only thing that never changes is her tireless pursuit of the one man who can see her for who she really is. 

"An enthralling historical drama...told with sympathy, feeling, humor, and accuracy. Phillip Margulies is a superb writer." (Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd)

©2014 Phillip Margulies (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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excellent

Puts me in mind of Steinbeck . For those of you worried about the serial side of this story it is handled in a very lady like manner

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i only wish i could give this 10 stars! The story is told in such a way that you are never bored. Due, in large part, to spot on narration of all the many characters.

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Loved it!

A life’s journey with so many twists and turns. I hope that it is an accurate memoir. I’d love to think that it is.
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Did not want it to end!

loved every word! the performer was wonderful. nothing about it I would have changed. hope this author has more.