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How We Healed

By: Melody Fowler,Arric Fowler
Narrated by: Kimberly Yvonne Steele
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Summary

A best book award finalist for American Book Fest.

There is nothing ordinary about the journey we take in life, or the people in it. A tale of starting over, and an unforgettable odyssey of healing.

How We Healed follows Drunetta Brown, an oppressed Black housewife desperate to escape her drunkard husband and small-town southern life. After fleeing with her youngest children to New York City in 1957, she finds unlikely friendship with Sister Rose, a church secretary, and Miss “Raycie” Rayceen, a boisterous bar singer. These women prove to be the right friends at the right time, as they help Drunetta navigate her journey of self-discovery. With a determination uncharacteristic of her time, Drunetta ultimately learns what’s worth sacrificing—and more importantly, what isn’t—to secure her place in a changing world.

©2022 Arric Fowler Melody Fowler (P)2022 Arric Fowler Melody Fowler

Critic reviews

"An often vivid family saga, centered on a satisfyingly complex matriarch." (Kirkus Reviews)

"This book did an excellent job of teaching essential life lessons." (OnlineBookClub.org)

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The audiobook was well-written and sucked me in at the very beginning. The stage was set and the show began and didn’t stop until the end. I enjoyed the different characters and learning about each of them. The story was engaging, emotional, and beautiful. Great job!!

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  • 03-11-22

I enjoyed this book

I admired the friendship that developed between Drunetta, Recy and Rose; They were so great for each other. I really liked the story.

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  • 03-11-22

I recommended this audiobook.

This is a quirky, sometimes dark, incredibly unique collection of short stories. I recommended this audiobook.

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  • 03-11-22

I love and suggest it.

It is the most unusual, smart, snarky collection I have ever enjoyed. I love and suggest it.

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  • Marie Lane
  • 03-11-22

This is the best book that I've listen

This is the best book that I've listen , Highly recommend as contemporary fiction. Thanks

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  • Ty Davila
  • 03-11-22

It was a great experience

It was a great experience, I must say. I enjoyed reading your life lessons. Thanks a lot.

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  • Neomi Hartline
  • 02-11-22

I loved this book

I was emotionally attracted to Druneta. I am reading this book for the 2nd time and have never done it before. I recommend

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  • 02-11-22

Really good audiobook to listen!!!

I think the book is very good and it brings more depth to their characters.

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  • Lacresha Hoban
  • 02-11-22

This audio book is really awesome!

This audio book is really awesome! I enjoyed this book. I like the characters in the book. I think everyone should read this book.

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  • Freddie Sebring
  • 02-11-22

Highly recommended this audiobook to everyone.

Highly recommended this audiobook to everyone. This story is illuminating & frank. A brilliant piece of descriptive writing.

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  • September Droz
  • 02-11-22

I would highly recommended

It was a really enjoyable experience, needless to say. It was great to read your life lessons.