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Author: Lauren Grodstein Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781622312528
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Biology professor Andy Waite is finally beginning to pick up the pieces, years after a drunk driver killed his wife. Until a young female student, a passionate evangelist who believes in creationism, enters his life and turns it upside down <#150> person Download and start listening now!


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  • “Confident, tender, and engaging, Grodstein’s The Explanation for Everything is not so much a book about ideas but about the people who believe them: troubled academics, tired mothers, zealous teens. Harnessing the tension between our spiritual and rational instincts, Grodstein explores the dangers of certitude, the power of conviction, and the spiritual quality of love and loss, the way those feelings take us to the very brink of being, of questioning who we are and what we believe.”

    Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise

  • “Why do any of us act the way we do? Is it our beliefs or our biology that shapes us? Lauren Grodstein considers this eternal question through the story of Andrew Waite, scientist, father, widower, struggling to raise two daughters, living with the ghost of his wife, facing a test of his faith in science. There are no easy answers here, just the honest complexity of human beings trying their best to be good people. The Explanation for Everything is moving, beautiful, and wonderfully funny.”

    Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver

  • “At once a novel of ideas and a deeply felt story of love, loss, hope, and the healing powers of forgiveness, The Explanation for Everything is a provocative, moving story, and a beautifully written one.”

    Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion

  • “Lauren Grodstein proves herself a master storyteller. The Explanation for Everything tackles the tough topics: healing after loss, the relevance and possibility of the divine in our lives, the gilded shackles of academic life, and life in southern New Jersey—all while always being terrifically entertaining. I want everyone I love to read it.”

    Ben Schrank, author of Love Is a Canoe

  • A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book

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About the Author

Lauren Grodstein is the author of the collection The Best of Animals and several novels, including Reproduction Is the Flaw of Love, which was both a Breakout Book selection from and a Borders Original Voices pick. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.