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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martha Moody Narrator: Renée Raudman and Todd McLare Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the author of the runaway bestselling novel Best Friends comes a smart, touching novel about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others.

Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs - three close friends who have been brought together while working at the cozy medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub in Midburg, Ohio. But when Alicia and Dr. Strub begin an affair, a dramatic chain of events ensues that gradually but drastically alters the office environment - ultimately requiring all five coworkers to redefine their relationships to one another.

As Dr. Strub's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, Dr. Markowitz is faced with the dire illness of his own wife and the secret life she has kept from him. Nurse Alicia withdraws to focus on her prodigy son; receptionist Caroline enters into a strange romance she previously would have dismissed; and office manager Brice, his once-ordered world disintegrating, is set dangerously adrift.

Finally, a questionable business venture that evolves into financial scandal precipitates a monstrous tragedy that threatens to destroy everyone involved.

Warm, moving, and witty, The Office of Desire offers an insightful look at human nature that will appeal to those who loved Moody's previous novel and anyone else who has worked in an office.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Su Rankin | 2/20/2014

    " Kind of an odd story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/19/2014

    " Listened to this on CD "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jeanette | 2/10/2014

    " It drags but I have to finish it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Brandie | 2/8/2014

    " I borrowed this book from a friend and just couldn't get into it. I've vowed to myself I wouldn't waste time on books that didn't keep my attention, because I have too many on my TBR shelf. Maybe I'll give it another try some day. It's disappointing because I really liked her first book - Best Friends. "

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About the Author

Martha Moody was born and raised in Ohio. She graduated from Oberlin College and received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in internal medicine. She has been married since 1985 to Dr. Martin Jacobs; they have four teenage sons and live in Dayton, Ohio. Moody was a private practice internist for fifteen years. Currently, she is retired from private practice and volunteers as medical director at a clinic for the working poor.