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The Two Lives of Sara

By: Catherine Adel West
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
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In this story of hope, resilience and unexpected love, a young mother finds refuge and friendship at a boardinghouse in 1960s Memphis, Tennessee.

Sara King has nothing, save for her secrets and the baby in her belly, as she boards the bus to Memphis, hoping to outrun her past in Chicago. She is welcomed with open arms by Mama Sugar, a kindly matriarch and owner of the popular boardinghouse The Scarlet Poplar.

Like many cities in early 1960s America, Memphis is still segregated, but change is in the air. News spreads of the Freedom Riders. Across the country, people like Martin Luther King Jr. are leading the fight for equal rights. Black literature and music provide the stories and soundtrack for these turbulent and hopeful times, and Sara finds herself drawn in by conversations of education, politics and a brighter tomorrow with Jonas, a local schoolteacher. Romance blooms between them, but secrets from Mama Sugar’s past threaten their newfound happiness with Sara and Jonas soon caught in the crosshairs, leading Sara to make decisions that will reshape the rest of their lives.

With a charismatic cast of characters, The Two Lives of Sara is an emotional and unforgettable story about a community, where family encompasses more than just blood and hidden truths can bury you or set you free.

©2022 Catherine Adel West (P)2022 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Powerful, moving book but I have to say the ending upset me. I really struggled with it.

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I really don't have the words to describe this book. Every single emotion was brought out of me. I cried, laughed, got mad, and was hurt. The writing was superb and the narrator did a phenomenal job as well 👏 bravo

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This author’s work is amazing! And I can’t accurately describe the narrator… Narration absolutely SUPERB!

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I loved this story and was so happy it ended well be it ended well..

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What a dynamic and powerful story. I savored every word. It made my heart so full reading about Sara's experience Iife and how she chose to navigate it. A very real and solid story that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to.