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by Joyce Bean,Victoria Brown
In Minding Ben, Victoria Brown tells the story of Grace, an immigrant from Trinidad The novel was a little slow at parts. It picks up in the last 100 pages of the book where you can not put it down. Everything prior to is background, which can be disenchanting.
In Minding Ben, Victoria Brown tells the story of Grace, an immigrant from Trinidad. She arrives in New York City at the age of 16 to watch her cousin's son. However, when her cousin does not go to the airport to pick her up, Grace is forced to fend for herself. The novel was a little slow at parts.
Joyce Bean (Narrator). Minding Ben is darker and sadder than your traditional chick lit nanny book. Known as the land of opportunities, America is a place where many different people come together under common ground.
Minding Ben: A Novel. Written by Victoria Brown. Narrated by Joyce Bean. Minding Ben invites listeners into the private world of one of the anonymous West Indian babysitters who have peopled the lives of so many young urban families for decades. Grace left Trinidad for New York with hopes for a better life and education. As she struggles to adjust to her new life-and to determine just what shape her American Dream will take-Grace finds work as a nanny for the unconscionable Bruckners, a job that pays meager wages for its demanding and humiliating responsibilities.
MINDING BEN Victoria Brown For my mother, Agatha Ule Brown, who let me go. And in memory of Carolyn Helen . Welcome to Gray City. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. And in memory of Carolyn Helen Brown, and Daddy.
The rains had washed the city clean of its winter stains. Daffodils and tulips bloomed where before had. lain craggy formations of black snow and ice. The sun was warm, not hot yet, but I felt a deeper thaw in the chill that had been in my bones for ages. I stopped to look in a shop window where mannequins were decked out in miniskirts and shorts and polo jerseys in pastel blues and pinks and greens. One wore an orange halter with white strings
Narrated by Joyce Bean.
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Minding Ben invites listeners into the private world of one of the anonymous West Indian babysitters who have peopled the lives of so many young urban families for decades. Grace left Trinidad for New York with hopes for a better life and education
Minding Ben invites listeners into the private world of one of the anonymous West Indian babysitters who have peopled the lives of so many young urban families for decades.
Learn more about Victoria Brown. Browse Victoria Brown’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Minding Ben. A Novel. Narrated by: Joyce Bean. Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins.
Minding Ben. a captivating read This first novel by Victoria Brown is not just a good read, but it holds your attention throughout the entire book. I immediately became caught up in the life and experiences of 16 year old Grace Caton who came from Trinidad to NYC to find employment as a nanny (or child-care worker), but also to further her education because she had a life vision. Minding Ben is a far more substantial novel, full of prejudice and the injustices experienced by any group of people who find themselves in the position of the "underdog". The dialect was a distraction at times but was necessary for authenticity.
Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award. Joyce lives in West Michigan. Other books by this Narrator.
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