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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: Rebecca Johnson Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Witty and surprising, Rebecca Johnson’s first novel is about the unexpected links between one family and the world around them. Sophia and Darius have a well-worn marriage, two teenage daughters, and no foreseeable drama on the horizon. One morning, the two girls fight over the keys to the family car and set into motion an accident. The accident triggers a chain of events involving Harry, a still handsome B-list celebrity game-show host; Anton, a sexually repressed unemployed filmmaker; and Misty, who has reached month seven of what was supposed to be a six month campaign to make something of herself. Profoundly honest, this is a novel about the unpredictability of life, and the joy and heartache of how deeply one person’s life can affect so many others.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A remarkable novel by a remarkable writer. Rebecca Johnson…possesses…deep wisdom and understanding of what makes us human.”

    David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable

  • “Smart, sharply observant…gently funny”

    Washington Post

  • “Unflinching and heartbreaking…Powerful.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This heartfelt, poignant, and sometimes humorous and ironic study emphasizes the resilience of the human spirit.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sherry | 2/19/2014

    " Surprisingly refreshing look at family life from within. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lena | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoyed how the various apparently disconnected lives did intersect throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/9/2014

    " Same exact depressing topic as night road but a million times betterwritten...still on't want to go thee. Hoping I will able to spot the depressing ones and stay away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sue | 1/29/2014

    " Good story. Sophia and Darius have 2 daughters, Helen and Miranda. Helen gets in a motorcycle accident and goes into a coma. The parents split and Helen dies at end! "

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About the Author

Rebecca Johnson is an Australian author, part-time science teacher, and mother of two. Books in her Juliet, Nearly a Vet series have been twice nominated for the CBCA younger readers section, winner of the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Rebecca also has an Insect Series with strong links to the Australian Curriculum, presenting facts and scientific knowledge in a fiction format with stunning photographs. This series won the 2014 Whitley Award for Best Educational Series. Rebecca received the 2010 Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.