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2.44 out of 52.44 out of 52.44 out of 52.44 out of 52.44 out of 5 2.44 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Bernays Narrator: Celeste Lawson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9781455182763
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Dannie Faber has lots of reasons to feel blessed. A children’s book illustrator, she shares a loving marriage with Tom, a professor, with whom she divides her time between one of Boston’s finest suburbs and a beloved beach house in Truro, on Cape Cod. They have equally fortunate friends and a daughter, Beth, who has found success in Manhattan as a magazine editor. Suddenly Dannie’s fairy tale comes to an end. A rich newcomer to Truro builds a hideous “trophy house” down the beach from the Fabers’, irritating the town’s inhabitants before he’s even moved in and setting off shock waves that erupt in a nasty racial incident. With an unfortunate turn of events, Dannie’s life begins to unravel. Beth loses her boyfriend and quits her job, her best friend falls in love with the owner of the “trophy” house, and Dannie’s own marriage falls apart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anne Bernays has done it again. Nobody writes about the struggles of love and family from the inside out better than she does. Trophy House is a superbly written tale that, like all of Bernays’ novels, uses humor and wit to go deep into the pores of our souls.”

    Jim Lehrer

  • “[An] astute, witty romance, beguilingly set in the Cape Cod towns of Truro and Provincetown…readers will bond with Bernays’ prickly, opinionated, bighearted heroine.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Celeste Lawson reads as if she is telling her own story. Her manner is reserved, as if she is holding back the desire to let her feelings fly, and that restraint allows the listeners to judge the characters for themselves, making the listening experience a very personal time.”

    AudioFile

  • “Bernays’ compulsively readable novel [is] executed with panache.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/19/2012

    " The title caught my eye! I hope this is a good book, I have never read this author before. Interesting book, not sure if I really liked it or not. I felt that the main character was a bit whiney. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 8/29/2012

    " The story held my interest through 3/4 of the book. Then it seemed to fall apart...Dannie is a likeable character as is her daughter and her best friend. Her husband then ex-husband and her boyfriend were not developed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 7/30/2012

    " Middle aged woman finds a different perspective about a McMansion built on her beloved Cape Cod. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 5/22/2012

    " CD Library - woman illustrator living on Cape, divorces husband of 30 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 4/1/2012

    " This is a quick read set during the Bush era following 9/11. I enjoyed many aspects of the book, including the setting, descriptions of houses, etc. It's very possible that some readers may be put off by outspoken political views and rather unlovable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 5/17/2011

    " The title caught my eye! I hope this is a good book, I have never read this author before. Interesting book, not sure if I really liked it or not. I felt that the main character was a bit whiney. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 5/1/2011

    " This is a quick read set during the Bush era following 9/11. I enjoyed many aspects of the book, including the setting, descriptions of houses, etc. It's very possible that some readers may be put off by outspoken political views and rather unlovable characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 11/16/2009

    " Middle aged woman finds a different perspective about a McMansion built on her beloved Cape Cod. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Haley | 1/7/2009

    " This was just ok for me. Maybe it wasn't targeted to my age group but I just didn't connect with the characters. And the rich guy turning his huge flashy house into a B&B to make the locals happy? Unlikely. "

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About the Author

Anne Bernays is the author of over a dozen books, including Growing Up Rich. Her writing has appeared in the Nation and New York Times, among others. She is a writing instructor at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation.

About the Narrator

Celeste Lawson is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress’ National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She was a dancer and an actor before finding her niche in the intriguing, challenging, and extremely satisfying world of narration. In Silver Spring, Maryland, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and cat, she practices yoga and continues to dance. Celeste has also recorded for Blackstone Audio under the name C. M. Hébert.