Posted by: Karen | July 14, 2011

THE ROAD FROM CHAPEL HILL by Joanna Catherine Scott

This was a labor of love for me – a complex tale set in the chaos of the Civil War.

Available from Crossroad Press.

Listen to a sample here:

“Scott’s novel—steeped in the Civil War, the issue of slavery, and Confederate history—is an incredible story of survival. Eugenia, daughter of a newly destitute Southern aristocrat, is forced into service. She soon meets Tom, a slave, and they both bravely strive for freedom. Karen White’s lively performance etches more deeply the author’s realistic portraits of the victims of slavery and others condemned to a life of hardship. White gives the story strong emotion, her voice maintaining clarity as the characters become breathless with despair, wistful for bygone circumstances, resigned to sorrow, and shocked at the plights they find themselves in. Local dialects are cleverly spoken. White gives the characters’ voices a high emotional pitch while remaining true to their courageous spirits.” A.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]

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Responses

  1. A wonderful listen! A compelling story, immersive and engaging. I loved the tapestry of the civil war, from beginning to end, happening around the lives of Eugenia and Tom and they struggle to adapt to a shifting world.

    Karen White’s reading is soothing, wry, sharp and dramatic as the scene requires. Her tones are layered with longing, confusion, reasoning and deep affection that captures Scott’s struggling characters.

  2. Nice accent!


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