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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Swift Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his first novel since The Light of Day, this Booker Prize winning–author gives us a new, quietly searing novel about the nature of family and about the combination of fact and story that can be made to form the most essential truths.

1:00 a.m. Paula Hook lies awake next to her husband, Mike; her sixteen-year-old twins, Kate and Nick, are asleep down the hall. When the day begins, she and Mike will share a secret with their children that may change all their lives forever. Paula wants Kate and Nick to know a long hidden truth, a “bed-time story” that will reveal not just the secret but the often unexpected course of the lives—hers and Mike’s, their families’, the twins’—that have been profoundly, if not always knowingly, shaped by it.

In an eloquent, emotion-filled narrative of Paula’s life with Mike, she describes both the certain and the surprising ways that having children can mean “reconstructing the world.” In Tomorrow, Graham Swift gives us not only a quietly searing novel about the nature of family but also a dazzling meditation on how little it takes to transform the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tour de force...An ingenious piece of fiction.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Very good indeed...[Swift] is a writer of easy subtlety, who specializes in the sidelong illumination of ordinary details.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Builds towards the emotional truths of everyday life...Deftly written.”

    Courier-Journal (Louisville)

  • “This splended novel...is a ringing affirmation of modern life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A richly satisfying novel of blood ties, the interplay of nature and nurture and the secrets that even the closest families keep from each other.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jojo | 2/19/2014

    " This was a very boring book with a very shallow plot. At the end my opinion was "so what?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anna | 2/11/2014

    " This book was very disappointing. After I finished I went and read some of the reviews on here and they all pretty much say exactly how I felt about it. The premise is fantastic and there is is this big build up to the "secret" and then it is such a let down. I love the idea of the mother writing a letter to her children the night before they reveal a life changing secret. However this was done so poorly especially given that the secret had to do with infertility. The mother frequently focused on the fact that their father and grandparents were not "true" relatives, as if that matters in real life! A parent is the one who raises you and loves you and cares for you, that does not necessarily have anything to do with blood. Her entire perspective was ridiculous and unrealistic and I would imagine offensive to those who have actually gone through this battle. Additionally, there is a great deal of focus on the sex life between the parents, which a parent would never put in a letter to their children, nor would a child be interested in those intimate details. A shame that with all of the potential it was a bust. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Meghan | 2/10/2014

    " This book could not end soon enough for me. In fact, I don't think I finished it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Megan | 2/2/2014

    " The narrator and her husband have kept a secret from their children. I may have missed the point, not being a parent myself, but while the secret is important, I think she's being a bit of a drama queen. Some fun flashbacks about life in college during the sixties "

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