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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (228 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice McDermott Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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The New York Times best-selling author of After This and Charming Billy.

Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream of publication (admittedly, to writers of questionable talent). Stories of true emotional depth rarely cross her desk. But when a young writer named Tupper Daniels walks in, bearing an unfinished novel, Elizabeth is drawn to both the novelist and his story - a lyrical tale about a man in love with more than one woman at once. Tupper's manuscript unlocks memories of her own secretive father, who himself may have been a bigamist.

As Elizabeth and Tupper search for the perfect dénouement, their affair, too, approaches a most unexpected and poignant coda. A brilliant debut from one of our most celebrated authors, A Bigamist's Daughter is a wise, sad, witty novel about men and women, God, hope, love, illusion, and fiction itself (Newsweek).

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/12/2014

    " The mian character is "executive editor" at a vanity publisher. She is also the daughter of a marriage that not exclusive on her father's part. What's real, what purpose to our delusions serve? Not McDermott's best (i loved "Charming Billy" and enjoyed "Child of My Heart"), but worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 1/2/2014

    " Great read, McDermott is brilliant and it's fun finding her little easter eggs all over the book. Don't make this mistake of thinking this is an easy read - it's not meant to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Royce Houthuijzen | 12/31/2013

    " I liked this book the least of all her books. All the others were really good!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexis | 12/25/2013

    " I didn't finish this book. It was one of her early ones and as a writer, McDermott just gets better and better. I didn't think this was nearly as good as "Child of my Heart" or "After This" both of which have fuller characters and more inventive use of language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie Martens | 12/21/2013

    " Why so boring? It's like the story just fizzled out along the way. Blah. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 amber | 12/13/2013

    " Man this book was hard to follow... I think there might've been an awesome story in there somewhere...if only I could've found it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzie | 12/13/2013

    " YUCK! Why oh why do I keep reading a book that I don't like. I read this book during my lunch hour at work & felt like I was crawling out of my skin. I couldn't wait to finish it. Next time I don't like a book, I hope someone pulls it out of my hands before I waste my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathann403 | 12/6/2013

    " Vanity publisher's editor meets author with a story that matches her life. Go figure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 8/26/2013

    " Eh. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't really like it either. It certainly wasn't the writing style that didn't hold my interest...I just couldn't ever really get into the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 5/19/2013

    " The plot seemed contrived. Did not get the MO of the main character -- "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brielle | 4/11/2013

    " Pretty weird. And not that good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Samira | 11/27/2012

    " Okay, I hated this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharron | 10/20/2012

    " She really can write but I must admit that I preferred Charming Billy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joyce | 10/10/2012

    " Read half; odd story. Couldn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa White | 8/7/2012

    " Hmmm... It was good but definitely not the author's best. It was one of her early works though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dani | 6/18/2012

    " Alice McDermott's books all have the same sense of emptiness running throughout. The main character in this one is missing something/a lot of things in her life, and she doesn't really find it in the book. I wish she'd learned a little more about her father. "

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About the Author
Author Alice McDermottAlice McDermott is the author of several novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.
About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time Audie nominee and the recipient of thirteen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, Tavia is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible recently named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of this highly acclaimed actress, “as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.” Tavia is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.