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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Glass Narrator: Julia Glass, Mary Stuart Masterson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author of the bestselling Three Junes comes an intimate new work of fiction: a tale of two sisters, together and apart, told in their alternating voices over twenty-five years.

Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work, but not to the men who fall for her daring nature. Louisa resents that the charismatic Clem has always been the favorite; yet as Clem puts it, “On the other side of the fence—mine—every expectation you fulfill…puts you one stop closer to that Grand Canyon rim from which you could one day rule the world—or plummet in very grand style.”

In this vivid, heartrending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is “like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching.”

Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass’s previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rich, intricate, and alive with emotion…An honest portrait of sister-love and sister-hate—interlocking, brave, and forgiving—made whole through art.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Glass is Edith Wharton for the twenty-first century…Wharton wrote more than forty-eight books in her lifetime. American literature could use a few more from Glass.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • “Extraordinarily good…Unusually rich [and] complex.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A vivid tapestry of believable characters and locations from across the American landscape…Luminous and bittersweet…[Louisa and Clem] become the kind of characters who will live on in the reader’s imagination long after the book has been put back on the shelf.”


  • I See You Everywhere manages, with subtle grace, to examine both sides of the coin, and to follow the sisters as life hands them both the good news and bad…The mother of the Jardine girls found it easy to pick a favorite. It won’t be nearly as clear a choice for the reader.”

    Denver Post

  • “Glass writes the sort of novels that you wish would go on forever…I See You Everywhere is a lovely and heartbreaking book, and it ends far too soon.”

    Miami Herald

  • “The elegant I See You Everywhere marks a return to the form that won Glass a National Book Award.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “Lousisa and Clement…are disarming, endearing, and utterly comprehensible. Glass elegantly captures what it means to be an independent and spirited contemporary woman—full of impulses that can’t be domesticated into conventional feminine behavior.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Glass proves her eye for detail and character is as sharp as ever…[Louisa and Clem’s] push/pull relationship will ring true to most siblings…Beautifully composed.”

    St. Petersburg Times

  • “May well be [Glass’s] best yet.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “Proceeds like a series of carefully planned explosions, each illuminating a period of the women’s lives with an exuberant burst.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Extraordinary…A thoughtful and amiable story.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “A sometimes stinging, always affecting tale of siblings who can’t quite make it as friends.”

    Marie Claire

  • “A story of the exacting, often painful toll of familial love.”


  • “Glass treats Louisa and Clem’s careers with a particularly fine eye for detail and the gravity they deserve.”

    Onion’s A.V. Club

  • “[Glass] writes with a bracing emotional and intellectual intensity…Glass so accurately depicts the complexities of the sororal bond that it’s no surprise to find that she hails from a sisterhood of two as well.”


  • “An arresting story that is both thorny and complex…[Glass’s] eye takes in the blind spots and makes them mesmerizing.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Nowhere are the ebbs and flows, the complex and often ugly nuances, the bonds and the breaks between sisters more achingly or more piercingly explored.”

    USA Today

  • “One doesn’t read so much as sink into a Julia Glass novel…A haunting dissection of human fragility.”


  • “So heartbreakingly luminous that you’d swear Glass had access to your own most secret thoughts.”


  • “Glass has mastered the novel of manners, American-style.”

    Contra Costa Times

  • “Glass is a wisely questioning, ardent, and artful novelist.”


  • Selected for the November 2008 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2008 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peggy Jeffcoat | 2/14/2014

    " I'm starting to read all of this author's books, but I was a quite depressed by this one. I needed to finish it to see how it ended, but it just didn't set well with me. Perhaps the next one will. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Janet | 2/6/2014

    " boring, hard to keep two characters apart since they keep changing who is talking "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/28/2014

    " At first, I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, because the relationship between the two sisters is very difficult and awkward. But I loved how the book was organized. Each chapter is told from one of the sisters' perspectives and jumps forward a particular amount of time. As each chapter started, where the characters were in their lives unfolded. I read it very quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie | 1/6/2014

    " Not Three Junes, but still quite good. "

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