Happiness Falls (Good Morning America Book Club): A Novel Audiobook, by Angie Kim Play Audiobook Sample

Happiness Falls (Good Morning America Book Club): A Novel Audiobook

Happiness Falls (Good Morning America Book Club): A Novel Audiobook, by Angie Kim Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Sean Patrick Hopkins, Shannon Tyo, Angie Kim, Thomas Pruyn Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593790427

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

38

Longest Chapter Length:

35:17 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

37 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

20:38 minutes

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2

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Publisher Description

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • When a father goes missing, his family’s desperate search leads them to question everything they know about him and one another in this thrilling page-turner, a deeply moving portrait of a family in crisis from the award-winning author of Miracle Creek. Finalist for the New American Voices Award • “This is a story with so many twists and turns I was riveted through the last page.”—Jodi Picoult One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Season: The New York Times • Los Angeles TimesOprah QuarterlyTimeSt. Louis Post Dispatch Lit HubPublishers WeeklyCrimeReads “A brilliant, satisfying, compassionate mystery that is as much about language and storytelling as it is about a missing father. I loved this book.”—Gabrielle Zevin, author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow “I fell in love with the fascinating, brilliant family at the center of this riveting book.”—Ann Napolitano, author of Hello Beautiful “We didn’t call the police right away.” Those are the electric first words of this extraordinary novel about a biracial Korean American family in Virginia whose lives are upended when their beloved father and husband goes missing. Mia, the irreverent, hyperanalytical twenty-year-old daughter, has an explanation for everything—which is why she isn’t initially concerned when her father and younger brother Eugene don’t return from a walk in a nearby park. They must have lost their phone. Or stopped for an errand somewhere. But by the time Mia’s brother runs through the front door bloody and alone, it becomes clear that the father in this tight-knit family is missing and the only witness is Eugene, who has the rare genetic condition Angelman syndrome and cannot speak. What follows is both a ticking-clock investigation into the whereabouts of a father and an emotionally rich portrait of a family whose most personal secrets just may be at the heart of his disappearance. Full of shocking twists and fascinating questions of love, language, and human connection, Happiness Falls is a mystery, a family drama, and a novel of profound philosophical inquiry. With all the powerful storytelling she brought to her award-winning debut, Miracle Creek, Angie Kim turns the missing-person story into something wholly original, creating an indelible tale of a family who must go to remarkable lengths to truly understand one another.

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“Both a page-turner and a meditation on a family in crisis …full of gorgeous writing, surprising twists, and personal secrets.”

— USA Today 

Quotes

  • “One of the smartest, most multi-layered mysteries of the year.”

    — Boston Globe

Awards

  • An August 2023 LibraryReads Pick
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Good Morning America Book Club Pick
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Fiction
  • A People Pick of the Week
  • An Elle Magazine Pick

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About Angie Kim

Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, then practiced as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly. Her stories have won the Glamour Essay Contest and the Wabash Prize for Fiction, and appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Salon, Slate, the Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Asian American Literary Review, and PANK. Kim lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons.

About Sean Patrick Hopkins

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.