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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,638 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Jenni Barber, Aya Cash, Annalynne McCord, Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship and a family she’s ashamed to invite to parents’ weekend. Tall, blond, and outwardly identical to her wealthy prep-school-educated classmates, her plan is to take the ten thousand dollars she’ll receive from donating her “pedigree” eggs and try to save her father from addiction.

Annie Barrow is a thirty-four-year-old working-class married mother of two who scrapes by on her husband’s single paycheck. After watching a TV show about surrogates, she thinks she’s found a way to recover a sense of purpose and bring in some extra cash.

India Bishop, thirty-eight (really forty-three), believes she’s found her happy ending when she marries a very wealthy and much older man, Marcus Croft, but decides that a baby will seal the deal. When all of her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to technology, and Annie and Jules, to help make her dreams come true.

But each woman’s plans are thrown into disarray when Marcus suddenly dies, and his twenty-three-year-old daughter Bettina is named guardian of the unborn child. As the baby’s due date draws near, these four women—with nothing and everything in common—discover what makes each of them a mother in her own right.

With her laugh-out-loud humor, startling tenderness, and spot-on characterizations, Jennifer Weiner once again takes listeners into the heart of women’s lives in America, in an unforgettable, timely tale that interweaves themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship, parental rights and the measure of motherhood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Weiner revisits girls-are-their-own-best-friends territory with this savvy tale of a profoundly unorthodox family, unspooling the impossibly complicated and hopeful tale of how baby Aurora was born.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In this warm and winning yarn, Weiner draws readers into the lives of each woman, and brings them together in an unexpected and ultimately rewarding way. Another surefire hit for the popular author of Fly Away Home.”

    Booklist

  • “Weiner has written a compelling novel that gradually reveals more about her characters as her page-turning plot propels the story forward.”

    Library Journal

  • “Weiner’s elucidation of socio-economic determinism is as sharp as ever.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen Renbarger | 2/16/2014

    " I read this book in 2 days. It was an easy read and hard to put down. Although it was predictable how all 4 women would be connected, it was very surprising how they ended up being united at the end. This was a great read!! It is one of Jennifer Weiner's best books-- in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jaime | 2/12/2014

    " I have not read a Jennifer Weiner book that was bad. Another good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deb Jackson | 2/10/2014

    " I really liked this one.. all 4 women had an interesting background.. I like the way the story unfolded to bring them, all strangers, together.. one of her better books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia | 2/8/2014

    " This was a quick beach read , but as always she gets you routing for her characters, and I enjoyed reading it a lot "

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