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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (529 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Camille DeAngelis Narrator: Jenna Lamia, Mara Demay Lawler, Eric Conge Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A modern, heartwarming twist on Mary Shelley’s classic, this compelling debut novel weaves an old-fashioned love story with modern science—and leaves us wanting more.

Lucy Morrigan, a young genetic researcher, lives with her boyfriend, Gray, in her crumbling family mansion. Surrounded by four generations of clothes, photographs, furniture, and other remnants of past lives, they are strangely out of touch with the modern world—except in the basement, where Lucy works in the high-tech lab she inherited from her father. Frustrated by her unsuccessful attempts to win tenure and bear a child, she takes drastic measures to achieve both: she uses a bloodstained scrap of apron found in the attic to successfully clone her grandmother.

Naturally, Lucy is hoping for a baby. Instead, she brings to life 22-year-old Mary. Alive in a home that is no longer her own, amid reminders of a life she has lived but doesn’t remember, Mary is trapped in the strangest sort of déjà vu.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jason | 2/15/2014

    " "Jurassic Park" meets "Creator" and amazing things come out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marvin | 2/12/2014

    " In this unusual, fascinating story, a young woman clones her grandmother, not surprisingly creating unintended & unforeseen consequences. It reminded me somewhat of The Time Traveler's Wife, but less confusing. "

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

    " This strange and well-writen novel is about a woman, Lucy, clones her grandmother, Mary. I loved the descriptions of their old house, I loved the characters Mary and Gray but I didn't really get Lucy's character. It is like Frankenstein- kind of gothic and romantic. It was a quick and fun read, but still gave you food for thought with the ethical issues of cloning and what it is to be human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen | 1/27/2014

    " I liked it, especially the slightly off-kilter heroine's perspective. Very interesting take on the issues raised in the Frankenstein story. "

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About the Author

Camille DeAngelis received a BA in Art History from New York University in 2002. During her time at NYU she wrote and worked for the Washington Square News and after graduating, she worked as an editorial assistant in a nonfiction imprint at HarperCollins. Camille’s first travel-writing gig was co-writing Hanging Out in Ireland, a shoestring guide published in 2001. Between her first research trip in the spring of 2000 for Hanging Out and her most recent experience writing for Moon Handbooks in 2006, she’s been back to Ireland many times. She lived in Galway in 2004-2005 while in the MA in Writing program at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and wrote Mary Modern while there.