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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (373 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Lasser Narrator: Mel Foster and Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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The story of a woman's search for her brother's lost son, orphaned in the wake of his sudden death, drives Scott Lasser's riveting novel - a work of stunning economy and momentum about a woman's quest and a family's longing for wholeness and completion.

Cat is a single mother living in Detroit when her brother is killed in New York, and she sets off in search of his child. Her search is still under way when she gets a call from her father. Sam is 80 and carrying the weight of a secret he has kept from Cat all her life. He asks her to visit him in California, intending to make his peace.

Cat's journey - toward her father, and her brother's infant son - and Sam's journey toward his daughter, his lost son, and a new relationship to both his future and his past are woven into this superbly realized novel about families and the mysteries and ambiguities that inhere in our most primal relations. The result is a deeply stirring work that explores the complexities of home and heritage, and the bonds that even death is powerless to diminish. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/20/2014

    " This was really good b/c although the premise deals w/ September 11th, he does a nice job of depicting a family, somewhat removed, getting on w/ life afterwards, without traumatizing you the reader. I liked the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/15/2014

    " What a beautifully written book about love, loss and family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 2/10/2014

    " A beautifully written, heart-felt,and poignant post 9/11 novel about loss,love and family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JJ | 2/8/2014

    " Interesting story of lives that twist and turn after a man is killed in the 9/11 attacks. Families are so not what they seem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/7/2014

    " Very well written. Enjoy this author's writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Murphy | 1/6/2014

    " It was ok, nothing great! I think that the characters where not very well developed and that it was made to seem like a fairy tail ending! Rather dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Bollig | 12/29/2013

    " I'm eager to see the family dynamics develop between father and daughter and whether he tells her his secret; which I'm not finding much point in. I'm also looking forward to her finding the child she's looking for. It's a bit of a slow read and I'm finding it hard to get into. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/27/2013

    " Had trouble shifting back and forth from the story from the daughter's point of view and the story from the father's point of view. Didn't feel like you really got to know either one of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/26/2013

    " Really enjoyed this story, very poignant. And hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/8/2013

    " Light read. I was surprised it was written by a male. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 11/30/2013

    " So, there was nothing wrong with this book, fairly well written...but, just kind of boring in general. I didn't find myself particularly into the characters or the story line. It got great reviews from other readers and authors, but I personally found it to be okay! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendall | 11/11/2013

    " it was a good summer read. but i wasn't as invested in the characters as i thought i would be when i read the back cover. but an overall good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/9/2013

    " A nice little book that examines the meaning of family in post-9/11 America. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Carnicelli | 10/11/2013

    " Just an ok read, although a quick one. It started really well, but got jumpy and predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 10/10/2013

    " Lasser's previous book, ALL I COULD GET, is one of my all-time favorites. This was appealing and well-written, but its lack of urgency suffered in comparison to its predecessor. It could have been subtitled "Please, please pick me Oprah!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/8/2013

    " Very good book. I read it in one day. Story was interesting, and kept me entertained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 9/23/2013

    " This book is about families, the secrets kept by families and the impact they have on both the secret keeper and the one kept in the dark. The writing is an easy read without being simple, tender without being sappy, themed with tragedy without being overwhelmingly sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 5/24/2013

    " Wonderful family drama. Read it in one sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/11/2013

    " Would have been five stars if the ending were different. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kris | 10/6/2012

    " I loved "Say Nice Things About Detroit" so much that I couldn't wait to read this one. Completely lost my interest my the second half of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine O'Connell | 8/27/2012

    " A compelling examination of family and love that falls in the aftermath of 9/11 when the sisters of a World Trade Center victim searches for her brother's child. People who like Anita Shreve would enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 8/17/2012

    " Excellent book -- walking through the year with the main character and the events that she goes through along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/28/2012

    " A tender, beautifully written story of forgiveness, redemption, and what it means to be a family. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shrinkme2 | 1/14/2012

    " Easy read, good story about a family in the wake of 9/11 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie Paul | 11/27/2011

    " Couldn't wait to finish this book so I could start something new! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elhara | 9/19/2011

    " An okay read and time waster, but it fell flat even when the chance of a more thoughtful story line was briefly touched upon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/25/2011

    " I was surprised at how much I liked this book. In the first couple of chapters I was afraid it would be too much about 9/11 but it's really a great story of opening hearts & finding family not only in the people you live with but the people you find along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Read4Fun | 4/16/2011

    " Had trouble shifting back and forth from the story from the daughter's point of view and the story from the father's point of view. Didn't feel like you really got to know either one of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 2/25/2011

    " It would have been very easy with this novel to tip over into the maudalin. Lasser did a wonderful job of dealing with both the way a death changes everything and the need to move forward in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaclyn | 2/1/2011

    " slow beginning, great middle and lame ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/22/2010

    " Great read. Enjoyed the story would recommend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/27/2010

    " Light read. I was surprised it was written by a male. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JJ | 8/10/2010

    " Interesting story of lives that twist and turn after a man is killed in the 9/11 attacks. Families are so not what they seem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 7/20/2010

    " Excellent book -- walking through the year with the main character and the events that she goes through along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candy | 6/25/2010

    " This book seemed like a story of something that really happened- the characters seemed like real people- it was a very good book. I liked the age range of the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/25/2010

    " The book was okay but pretty light-weight and predictable, everything came rather easy. An airplane or beach book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/4/2010

    " This book was an uplifting story of a family that lost a son in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This book was beautifully written and a wonderful story. Truly enjoyed this book and will look to read his other two books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elhara | 1/19/2010

    " An okay read and time waster, but it fell flat even when the chance of a more thoughtful story line was briefly touched upon. "

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About the Author
Author Scott LasserScott Lasser received an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. He was formerly a government-bond trader at Lehman Brothers. He lives in Aspen, Colorado.