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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Benway Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2017 ISBN: 9780062852137
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Perfect for fans of NBC’s “This Is Us,” Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms—how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.

Being the middle child has its ups and downs.

But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—

Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.

And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.

Don’t miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Julia Whelan animates the three characters in this engrossing 2017 YA National Book Award winner…Whelan poignantly animates the pain of each character and the comfort found in their reunion. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • Far from the Tree is the kind of book that strikes close to a reader’s heart. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Beautiful.”

    Ally Condie, New York Times bestselling author

  • Far from the Tree is a touching story about the strength and love of unconventional families, and the unbreakable bond of siblings near and far. Robin Benway’s characters are authentically crafted, full of heart, hurt, and hope.”

    Brandy Colbert, author of Pointe

  • “Equally heartwarming and heart-wrenching… Benway delves into the souls of these characters as they wrestle to overcome feelings of inadequacy, abandonment, and betrayal, gradually coming to understand themselves and each other.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Family issues are neither airbrushed nor oversimplified. From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author
Author Robin Benway

Robin Benway is the acclaimed author of the 2017 National Book Award winner Far from the Tree, as well as Audrey, Wait! and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Her books have been published in sixteen languages, won awards abroad, and been bestsellers in several countries.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer. Her audiobook credits include memoir, nonfiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, young adult, and adult fiction.