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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,436 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Buxbaum Narrator: Amber Sealey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It happened on a tree-lined street in Notting Hill to a woman who seemed to have the perfect life. Ellie Lerner’s best friend, Lucy, was murdered in front of her young daughter. And, as best friends do, Ellie dropped everything to travel to London and pick up the pieces of Lucy’s life. While Lucy’s husband, Greg, copes with his grief by retreating into himself, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking.

Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. The two spend hours exploring the novel’s winding passageways, its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them.

But secrets Lucy kept, even from her best friend, emerge. Over a summer in London, as Ellie peels back the layers of her friend’s life, she’s forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she’d hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellie’s carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life, and those around her, forever.

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  • I sat down to start Julie Buxbaum's glorious second novel, After You, and could not get up until I was finished After You is a surprising, funny, and deeply moving novel about how we learn to take care of the people who matter most to us—and, if we are lucky, learn to care for ourselves in the process.  With Buxbaum's signature wit and warmth, After You is the perfect companion to The Opposite of Love.  Read it.  Just make sure you have nowhere to be that day... Laura Dave, author of The Divorce Party
  • Pitch-perfect from the very first page, After You is a tender, gripping story of how far we sometimes need to wander in order to find our way back home. A must-read for anyone who has ever wondered how to jump start her life, and really, isn’t that all of us? Allison Winn Scotch, author of Time of My Life
  • Buxbaum writes with honesty and grace about the things we know about our friends and the things we wish we didn't.   After You highlights—beautifully and compellingly—the truth that sometimes we have to
    lose the people closest to us to find ourselves.
    Jodi Picoult, author of Handle with Care and My Sister’s Keeper

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Solvej | 2/19/2014

    " Indtil videre helt fantastisk!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dawnt | 2/14/2014

    " had to give up for awhile - wasn't into it. I really wanted to like it, maybe later! Just sort of slow, and couldn't get into the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sandra | 1/31/2014

    " It wasn't bad it just wasn't great. I wanted to care more about the characters but everytime it got to that point she drifted into another direction. THe best character was Sophie. I wish it had centered more on her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marie | 1/26/2014

    " It was a great summer read. Not terribly deep or introspective, but a really enjoyable easy read. Oh,and it made me want to re-read The Secret Garden. "

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