The Home Place: A Novel Audiobook, by Carrie La Seur Play Audiobook Sample

The Home Place: A Novel Audiobook

The Home Place: A Novel Audiobook, by Carrie La Seur Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Andrus Nichols Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062333520

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Longest Chapter Length:

62:04 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

39 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

27:14 minutes

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Publisher Description

Carrie La Seur makes her remarkable debut with The Home Place, a mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family’s life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister’s death.

The only Terrebonne who made it out, Alma thought she was done with Montana, with its bleak winters and stifling ways. But an unexpected call from the local police takes the successful lawyer back to her provincial hometown and pulls her into the family trouble she thought she’d left far behind: Her lying, party-loving sister, Vicky, is dead. Alma is told that a very drunk Vicky had wandered away from a party and died of exposure after a night in the brutal cold. But when Alma returns home to bury Vicky and see to her orphaned niece, she discovers that the death may not have been an accident.

The Home Place is a story of secrets that will not lie still, human bonds that will not break, and crippling memories that will not be silenced. It is a story of rural towns and runaways, of tensions corporate and racial, of childhood trauma and adolescent betrayal, and of the guilt that even forgiveness cannot ease. Most of all, this is a story of the place we carry in us always: home.

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“Upon returning to Montana in the wake of her younger sister’s mysterious death, Alma Terrebonne learns that her family’s past is just as wild and unpredictable as the unforgiving natural world. And like the natural world, Alma’s family has only one law: survival. Like thin ice on the face of a frozen lake, once this novel is cracked open it’ll pull you in and dare you to come up for air. In Alma Terrebonne, Carrie La Seur has forged a heroine who’s just as smart as her creator. The Home Place is a lot of things: a mystery, a crime drama, a family saga, and—most important—a very, very good book.”

— Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of This Dark Road to Mercy 


  • “Powerfully evocative and page-turning.”

    — Rosamund Lupton, New York Times bestselling author of Sister
  • “Carrie La Seur spent a decade writing her debut, and it shows in the gorgeously crafted sentences, the layered characters, and the perfect evocation of our longing to find our place in the world. The Home Place is rooted in both La Seur’s own history as a lawyer and Montana ex-pat and her deep understanding of human nature.”

    — Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story
  • “Carrie La Seur’s debut is a gripping story of family, love, and murder. Set against an indelibly drawn Montana landscape, The Home Place explores the intangible ways we are both defined by and in opposition to the people and places we call home.”

    — Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The House Girl
  • “A story that yields introspection about the power of the past and the ties that hold us together, this novel reflects on the deep-rooted and undeniable pull of history and family. Possessing subtle qualities of a murder mystery within a stirring tale about loss and home, each page brings you closer to an ending that is both heartbreaking and rewarding.”

    — RT Book Reviews
  • “Walloping in suspense, drama, rage, and remorse, this debut is an accomplished literary novel of the new West.”

    — Library Journal
  • “La Seur makes a very assured debut. Her characters are rich and believable; the plot is perfectly paced with mystery and romance enough to keep the reader hooked. And it’s all played against a beautifully drawn Montana backdrop.”

    — Booklist
  • “La Seur entices readers with impeccable prose imbued with a blend of romance, nostalgia, and suspense. There are plenty of enjoyable red herrings and tarnished characters.”

    — Kirkus Reviews


  • Selected for the 2015 ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration

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About Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur is an energy and environmental lawyer in Billings, Montana. She earned a doctorate in modern languages from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, a law degree from Yale, and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College. She is a licensed private pilot who hikes, skis, and fishes the Montana wilderness with her family in her spare time.

About Andrus Nichols

Andrus Nichols is a stage actress who has worked extensively in off-Broadway and off off–Broadway productions as well as regional theater and Shakespearean drama. She is also a singer and voice artist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in literature at Bard College and her MSW at the University at Albany, State University of New York.