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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (704 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Trollope Narrator: Lindsay Duncan Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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We all need to know where we come from, where we belong. But for David and Nathalie, this need to know is even more urgent, since they are adopted. Brought up by the same parents but born to two different mothers, they have grown up as brother and sister, and share a fierce loyalty.Their decision, in their late thirties, to embark upon the journey to find their birth mothers is no straightforward matter.

It affects, acutely and often painfully, their spouses and children, the people they work with, and, most poignantly, the two women who gave them up for adoption all those years ago, and who have since made other lives, even borne other children.

Exploring her subject with inimitable imagination and humanity, Joanna Trollope once again works her storytelling magic. In this rich narrative, at once gritty and graceful, she exposes the extraordinary challenged that arise at the heart of ordinary lives. Read by Lindsay Duncan.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana | 2/20/2014

    " Needed a quiet lazy morning, so I curled up in my favorite squishy soft chair and read for hours. Finished another Joanna Trollope novel, Brother and Sister, which was very good. It is the story of 2 grown siblings, both adopted by the same family, but born to different birthmothers, who go in search of those birthmothers. Of course, because this is my beloved Joanna Trollope, there and many other wonderful characters, plots and sub plots, lots of human angst and love and tears. This book is not Trollope's finest, but it is a good read, with lots of food for thought. I asked one of my girls if she ever feels abandoned or unwanted because she was adopted as an infant. She told me No, Never, that the thought never crosses her mind. Wish I could tell that to Trollope, whose premise is that all adopted children are, underneath all the bravado, actually sad and have feelings of abandonment. I have 3 children, born to 3 birthmothers and not a single one of them has ever shown any signs or expressed anything even remotely close to Trollope's premise. But the writing is supurb, the characters so well drawn, that it didn't matter if I disagreed with her premise. I still love this writer's books and am continuing my quest to read every one of her novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mindi | 2/20/2014

    " This book was annoying to me. The main characters were so entwined with each other that I wondered if they hadn't slept together. I did learn a few things about how it may feel to be adopted, very sad for the biological mothers in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deborah Crowdy | 2/14/2014

    " I enjoy reading Ms Trollope. I don't think this book is as good as some of her earlier fiction, however, it was thoroughly enjoyable, with crisp dialogue and three-dimensional characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Victoria Sarne | 2/4/2014

    " I enjoyed this a lot and it made me reflect on what it must be like to not know your real parents, how much it matters or not and the effect it has on one's conscious and subconscious life and activities. "

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About the Author
Author Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope, a descendant of nineteenth-century English novelist Anthony Trollope, is the author of historical novels and a study of women in the British Empire. However, she has become best known for her lively contemporary novels, often centered on the nuances and dilemmas of domestic life in England. She has now written seven of these novels. Joanna Trollope was born and still lives in Gloucestershire, England.

About the Narrator

Lindsay Duncan is a Scottish stage, television, and film actress. She has won two Olivier Awards and a Tony Award for her performance in Private Lives. In addition to her screen and stage performances, she has also lent her voice to several audio books, including Marrying the Mistress, Brother and Sister, and Aesop: The Complete Collection