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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Heiny Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9780553410044
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The celebrated author of the short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow ("Wry, bittersweet…like Cheever mixed with Ephron." —The New York Times Book Review) returns with a hilarious and rueful debut novel of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami.

When Graham Cavanaugh divorced his first wife it was to marry his girlfriend, Audra, a woman as irrepressible as she is spontaneous and fun. But, Graham learns, life with Audra can also be exhausting, constantly interrupted by chatty phone calls, picky-eater houseguests, and invitations to weddings of people he’s never met. Audra firmly believes that through the sheer force of her personality she can overcome the most socially challenging interactions, shepherding her son through awkward playdates and origami club, and even deciding to establish a friendship with Graham’s first wife, Elspeth.  Graham isn't sure he understands why Audra longs to be friends with the woman he divorced. After all, former spouses are hard to categorize—are they enemies, old flames, or just people you know really, really well? And as Graham and Audra share dinners, holidays, and late glasses of wine with his first wife he starts to wonder: How can anyone love two such different women? Did I make the right choice? Is there a right choice? A divinely funny novel about the challenges of a good marriage, the delight and heartache of raising children, and the irresistible temptation to wonder about the path not taken, Standard Deviation is warm, witty, wise, and never deviates from the superb. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Cassandra Campbell never deviates from a lively presentation that depicts the complexities of love and marriage. As the novel’s omniscient narrator, her steady, velvety voice captures the story’s numerous situational ironies and perfectly embodies its vivid characters…Campbell’s delightful performance is filled with heart and humor. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “A funny, bittersweet story of marriage, full of regrets and temptations.”

    People

  • “Katherine Heiny marries wit and wonder in Standard Deviation."

    Vanity Fair

  • “In Katherine Heiny’s smart, poignant and very funny debut novel, an unlikely husband and wife face the complications and challenges of parenting, former flames and love itself.”

    BookPage

  • BookPage Top Pick for June 2017
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Katherine Heiny is the author of the novel Standard Deviation and Single, Carefree Mellow, a collection of short stories. Her fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Narrative, Glimmer Train, and many other publications.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.