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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Milena Busquets Narrator: Mozhan Marnò Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780147526847
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A “literary tsunami”* that is taking the world by storm—already sold in over 30 countries—about one unforgettable woman’s search for a meaningful life

Blanca is forty years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like.

To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, Blanca turns to her dearest friends, her closest family, and a change of scenery. Leaving Barcelona behind, she returns to Cadaqués on the coast, accompanied by her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those she loves most, she spends the summer in an impossibly beautiful place, finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live on her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted.

A fresh, honest, and ruefully funny story about love, sex, marriage, grief, friendship, and parenthood, This Too Shall Pass is an irresistible novel that is fast becoming an international phenomenon.

“A seductive voice, one that wants to take a strong bite on life.”—Silvia Marimon, Ara (Spain)*

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Both poignant and funny, an astute exploration of the inevitable sea change that comes with losing a parent.”


  • “Like the book equivalent of a European art-house film: frankly existential, full of ravishing imagery.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “The book of the summer.”

    Vogue (France)

  • "[This Too Shall Pass is] full of subtle wisdom.”

    Harper’s Bazaar

  • “A pure concentrate of emotion and intelligence…Unforgettable.”

    Marie Claire (France)

  • [This Too Shall Pass] has a heady, intellectual air…[and] lingers in the mind well after it is over, reminding us of the intimacy between pleasure and loss.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Mozhan Marno narrates this story of loss in a soft voice that murmurs like a brook, a gentle, soothing background to the noise of life…Marno smoothly and steadily delivers Blanca’s struggle to come to grips with depression. The long descriptions of people and emotions are wrapped in Marno’s warm tones, which drive this story about growing older and dealing with death and disease.”


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About the Author
MILENA BUSQUETS was born in Barcelona where she attended the Lycée Français de Barcelone. She obtained a degree in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, began work in publishing, and has since founded her own publishing house. She currently works as a journalist and as a translator.
About the Narrator

Mozhan Marnò is an Iranian American film and television actress, most notably appearing in Charlie Wilson’s War and Bones. Her audiobook narrations have won her four AudioFile Earphones Awards.