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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Isabel Gillies Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781452672946
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A Year and Six Seconds opens on the winter day Isabel Gillies arrives in Manhattan, two young sons in tow, after her husband has left her; she's moving back in with her parents until she can figure out what to do next. In scene after sweet, hilarious scene, Gillies exposes her attempts to feel strong and lovable and to cross items off a staggering to-do list that includes: break down only in front of best friend, not in front of children; get along with parents in tight quarters; find preschool spot for son mid-school-year in Manhattan; receive one great, romantic kiss. She makes lists, she dates, she cries; she and her whole crowded family get the flu; then, just when Gillies least expects it, she falls in love. A Year and Six Seconds is a buoyant, true romantic comedy with a universal human undercurrent reminding us that we can all struggle and stumble, but somehow come out just fine on the other side. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Gillies's discussion of the steps she took to remedy the overly emotional aspects of her personality will engage readers beyond those in search of simple happy endings. Library Journal
  • “So charmed, so enamored was I by this tale of love lost and found that I would have sat down to lavish it with praise the minute I put the book down, but I was weeping too hard. We all want to believe in second chances, in broken hearts mended, and at its core, this is a book about that kind of hope. Brava.”

    Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of The Red Book and Shutterbabe

  • “Isabel Gillies gives us a story of unexpected romance, unfolding the story of her journey from divorce heartbreak and single motherhood to new love and family with genuine intimacy and humor.”

    Julie Metz, author of Perfection

  • “Gillies’s discussion of the steps she took to remedy the overly emotional aspects of her personality will engage readers beyond those in search of simple happy endings.”

    Library Journal

  • “Plenty of love, humor, and hope to spare.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 11/2/2011

    " A worthy sequel to Gillies' first book, "Happens Every Day." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/22/2011

    " Nothing earth-shattering but I enjoy her writing since it's like she's there telling the story in person. You need to have read her first book "Happens Every Day" to appreciate this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 9/13/2011

    " Not quite as good as the first one and did not go quite where I wanted it to go...easy read though.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/5/2011

    " I didn't love this as much as I loved her first book, but since I love finding out what happens to people, this was a must-read. Good for you Isabel, glad things worked out. "

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About the Author

Isabel Gillies is known for her television role on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and for her cinematic debut in the film Metropolitan. A graduate of New York University with a BFA in film, she has authored several popular novels. She lives in Manhattan with her second husband, two sons, and stepdaughter.

About the Narrator

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.