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3.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 53.08 out of 5 3.08 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mona Simpson Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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A national best seller upon its publication, Anywhere but Here is a moving, often comic portrait of wise child Ann August and her mother, Adele, a larger-than-life American dreamer. As they travel through the landscape of their often conflicting ambitions, Ann and Adele bring to life a novel that is a brilliant exploration of the perennial urge to keep moving, even at the risk of profound disorientation. Simpson's first novel is ultimately a heart-rending tale of a mother and daughter's invaluable relationship.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/15/2014

    " I read this book before it became a movie and it's an interesting take on a mother daughter relationship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/8/2014

    " So disturbing, so engrossing. Definitely was a book I couldn't put down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jin | 2/6/2014

    " I give it 3.5 stars. I like the talent of the author of the self-narrating. But the structure is kind of subtle, which makes it a little bit long and boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 2/6/2014

    " While I didn't always like the two main characters or some of the choices they made, I still enjoyed reading the book. The mother was completely over the top and it's a good thing children's services didn't catch on to her style of mothering, but she was definitely an interesting character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/19/2014

    " Jumps around a lot with out giving context so what is past and what is future seem blurred. But if the idea is just to see into life without the need for a chronological storyline it is a slice of life story. Really a child's persepctive that accepts the world without judging it as good or bad except in how you feel about yourself in the moment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Victoria | 1/19/2014

    " Wow, this was a good story. But my only beef with it is at times the author got a little long winded and it seemed never ending towards the end. It had a classy ending and I definetly dont forget reading it. Its just not in favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucia | 1/19/2014

    " Not good, not horrible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheeba | 1/18/2014

    " i wanted this book to be better. the premise was good, but it was all over the place wit no real reason for many of the chapters. "

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

    " Read for book group after we read the Steve Jobs biography. Mona Simpson is his sister (and is an author in her own right). Fictionalized auto-biographical story, as I understand it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 1/10/2014

    " Look, give this book to your mother and she will relish it. Really. The last page will make you weep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/3/2014

    " I may have seen this movie before reading the book, but then I had to watch it again afterwards. I really enjoyed the story. Plus it has my favorite sex scene I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 12/25/2013

    " It was a great book, but quite a bit all over the place. Took a bit to get absorbed into the story, especially since it comes from four different women's perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/9/2013

    " Plot and actual novel structure not very clear, but the dialogue and the character creation was brilliant. Moments were perfect. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amie | 11/24/2013

    " Did not live up to the hype, also some parts just plain disturbing. Do not recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 10/9/2013

    " Fairly good read. Am reading the sequel now, so maybe it will help me appreciste this one more than I do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 9/7/2013

    " Read this if you don't want a plot and enjoy going nowhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandra Gad | 7/23/2013

    " "I was beginning to understand how someone could become a long story." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 7/7/2013

    " forgot I read this book until I saw the movie on tonight... "

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

    " The author spends an inordinate amount of space on describing the dysfunction of the narrator's family, specifically her mother, only to deprive us of any kind of conclusion to their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 5/17/2013

    " Much better than the sequel which I was excited to read...quirky mother and daughter adventures! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/24/2013

    " Weird relationship between mother and daughter. Depressing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ahf | 1/3/2013

    " I've read so many books about disfunctional families and I just couldn't get into this one. I thougth that because I'd just read Steve Jobs bio and this was written by his sister about his bio-mother I would enjoy. I pulled the plug "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Fitzgerald | 1/3/2013

    " This book was mentioned on my blog on 2/22/11, as one of my Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Season Cluff | 1/2/2013

    " Just couldn't do it. I tried I really tried. It was not badly written, just meandered on with no seeming point. By the 80th page I cheateed and read the end(which I really try not to do.) When I read the end and still didn't care, I gave up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Davis | 12/4/2012

    " This story is so close to being my life story that it's a little scary . . . read it and you will learn a lot about my childhood . . . really! "

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About the Author
Author Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson’s books include Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father, and A Regular Guy. She was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and has won the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Grant, the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation. She has taught at Bard College since 1988.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.