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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (573 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carole Cadwalladr Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rebecca Monroe is terrified of turning into her mother.

On the day Lady Diana married Prince Charles, Rebecca's mother locked herself in the bathroom of 24 Beech Drive and never came out. Was it because the holiday dinner didn't turn out just right? Because Rebecca's grandmother married her first cousin? Or was she simply, unalterably unhappy? According to Rebecca's scientist husband, our genes control our fate, but Rebecca isn't so sure. Leaving everything to science allows little room for the events that shape our lives.

Looking for clues in a family history filled with three generations of mistaken marriages, dubiously fathered children, and hand-me-down sayings, Rebecca discovers she is just one piece of a family history that is still unraveling, and she wonders if events of the past are destined to repeat themselves in her own child's future.

The intertwining relationships of mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and husbands and wives go to the heart of The Family Tree as it transcends the story of one woman and her family to become an indelible and resonant novel in which author Carole Cadwalladr ponders what truly makes us who we are. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michele | 2/14/2014

    " my MIL recommended it, said it made her laugh all the way through.... I'm still trying to figure out the point of the whole book. It goes to show how different life experiences will affect what you like to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy Schroder | 2/1/2014

    " Pretty interesting and mildly entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristy | 1/30/2014

    " If 1/2 stars were possible I would have given this 3 1/2 stars; I liked it more than merely "liked it" but less than "really liked it." Considering that I finished this book last week and can't remember enough to post a detailed review, it was readable but not memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by elizabeth | 1/29/2014

    " I just found this book listed on scrap piece of paper and thought, "hey, I read that." I think I liked it, but maybe I didn't. I remember some stuff and remember some feelings I had while I read the book. So, I give it a 3, but I don't know why! "

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