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3.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 53.69 out of 5 3.69 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Fontaine Narrator: Claire Fontaine, Mia Fontaine Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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A mother, a daughter, and a life-changing adventure around the world....

Their best-selling memoir, Come Back, moved and inspired with the story of Mia Fontaine's harrowing drug addiction and her mother, Claire's, desperate and ultimately successful attempts to save her. Now it's a decade later and Claire and Mia each face a defining moment in her life, and a mother-daughter relationship that has frayed around the edges.

At 51, Claire's shed her identity as Mia's savior but realizes that, oops, she forgot to plan for life after motherhood; Mia, 25 and eager to step outside her role as recovery's poster child, finds adult life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Determined to transform themselves and their relationship once again, the pair sets off on a five-month around-the-world adventure.

What awaits them is an extraordinary, often hilarious journey through 20 cities and 12 countries - one that includes mishaps, mayhem, and unexpected joys, from a passport-eating elephant to a calamitous camel ride around the Pyramids - and finally making peace with their tumultuous past in the lavender fields of France, where they live for the last four months of the trip. Seeing how self-possessed and community-minded twentysomethings are in other countries broadens Mia's perspective, helping her grow, and grow up. Claire uses the trip to examine her broken relationship with her own mother, a Holocaust survivor, and to create a vision for her second act. Watching her mom assess half a century of life, Mia comes to know her as Claire has always known Mia - as all mothers know their daughters - better than anyone else, and often better than themselves.

Wiser for what they've learned from women in other cultures, and from each other, they return with a deepened sense of who they are and where they want to go - and with each embracing the mature friendship they've discovered and the profound love they share.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Ziegler | 2/3/2014

    " Despite the fact that I never understand how people have the money and time to drop out of their lives to travel for months, I truly enjoyed this book. Claire's fierce mothering style, the description of mother-daughter conflict and interaction, the travelogue, and the cross-cultural child rearing/lifestyle comparisons made this a very satisfying book for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 geri | 2/3/2014

    " Just couldn't get past the first 30 pages. Didn't feel much for the mother daughter pair unfortunately. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paige | 1/3/2014

    " Life is too short... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Schutt | 12/25/2013

    " I love travel memoirs and this was no exception. I appreciate that each woman wrote with their own voice, personality and point of view (in their first memoir and this one). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 12/18/2013

    " I don't like reading in italics and I just got bored with the writing. I might have finished it eventually, but it was due back at the library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aida | 12/11/2013

    " Much more than a travel book. i enjoyed the wit and humor as much as the insight into the enigmatic mother-daughter relationship. This is a book I will gift my mother and save for my daughters to read some day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 12/7/2013

    " This was a great story about mother-daughter relationships and how it changes through the years. I thought of my own daughter & mother several times while reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 7/23/2013

    " This book was more relational than travel; I thought it okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy | 7/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book...it hit so many notes that were familiar to me as a Mother of a daughter and as a woman of a "certain age". I've recommended it to friends who have daughters and to my daughter as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harvee | 7/8/2013

    " I did enjoy their travel narratives and interactions best of all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/25/2013

    " A Mother and Daughter's Journey I did not read the first book so I may have missed a bit of the dynamics of this relationship/ A decade later, the mother-daughter thing gets renewed through a 6-month,vacation. They combined themselves and the places they visit for an entertaining story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/9/2013

    " A must read for mothers and daughters alike. While I did not read their first book, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 8/21/2012

    " Read this book, then give it to your mom. Be prepared to cry, to laugh, and to explore the intensity and beauty of mother/daughter relationships. There were so many moments that moved me when I was reading this amazing memoir! "

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About the Author

Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine are the coauthors of the bestselling memoir Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back.

A former screenwriter, Claire divides her time between the United States and Europe, where she is researching a historical novel and doing a comparative analysis of les éclairs au chocolat de Paris. She is also a certified relationship coach and a certified life coach.

A popular motivational speaker, Mia has written for the New York Times, Huffington Post, Ms. magazine, and Atlantic Online, and is currently at work on a narrative nonfiction book that combines four of her greatest interests: travel, human behavior, history, and culture. She lives in New York City.