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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (267 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Lightman Narrator: Scott Bric Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In mid-life, Charles, a mildly successful, divorced professor at a leafy little college who has traded his youthful passions for reduced expectations, attends his 30th college reunion. When he sees a model of the campus as it was in his day, he is drawn back into his memories, where his 22-year-old self carries on a passionate affair with a beautiful dancer named Juliana.

Against a backdrop of the 1960s war protests, Charles watches his relationship with Juliana intensify and nearly unravel, mentally traveling from his youthful mistakes to the child they almost had together. As he rediscovers contradictory versions of his past, he relives the hopefulness of youth and examines the nature of memory itself. A physicist and a humanist, Lightman fuses both disciplines into a luminous book.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elysabeth | 10/22/2013

    " Shitty and self indulgent. The worst kind of gross. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by andeeeeee | 9/16/2013

    " so so so so depressing, but really beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joumana Jaser | 3/26/2013

    " This isn't my favorite of Lightman's but definitely worth a read if you like his style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Erin | 12/10/2012

    " Boring and depressing. "

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About the Author
Author Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman is the author of several novels, including Einstein’s Dreams, a New York Times and international bestseller, and The Diagnosis, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. He is also the author of several collections of essays and numerous books on science. His work has appeared in the AtlanticGranta, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and Nature, among many other publications. A theoretical physicist as well as a writer, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives in the Boston area.