Lucky Turtle by Bill Roorbach, Read by Brittany Pressley
A Transporting Novel of Hardship, Love, and Redemption
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Brittany Pressley’s sweet voice is the ideal vehicle for Bill Roorbach’s transporting novel, Lucky Turtle, of hardship, love, and redemption. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this story that makes the wild Montana land feel alive for listeners. We meet teenager Cindra Zoeller in the 1990s when she’s sent to a Montana reform camp. Soon, she and the camp’s young handyman have fallen in love, and they begin a lifelong odyssey by escaping into the wilderness. The novel’s bounteous lyricism, and its love for landscape and people, are delivered with heart-brimming appreciation.