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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,732 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Bloom Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this sensuous, funny, and heartbreaking new book, Amy Bloom explores the unexpected patterns that all forms of love and loss weave into our lives. With her dazzling prose, strong voice, and unmistakable and generous wit, this award-winning author takes us to the margins and centers of real people's lives, introducing us to some of her most unforgettable characters yet.

A young woman struggles to come to terms with her roommate's murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the most unlikely of places. In one set of interlocking stories, two middle-aged friends, married to others, find themselves surprisingly, comically drawn to one another, risking all for all and never underestimating the costs. In another, we follow a mother and son for thirty years as their small and uncertain family becomes an irresistible tribe.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aaron | 2/18/2014

    " So, the thing that catches your attention here is to try to get in the mindset of the outcast American that you don't know is an outcast in the 21st century. Lives of normal people where some of underbelly is somehow more exposed in a loving sort of way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/17/2014

    " Truthfully, I didn't always understand the connections between a couple of the stories and it took me a while to remember the characters, but this is one of the drawbacks of an audio book...no flipping back to review! Bloom does flesh out her characters well, tells a good story, well, several in this case, and throws in a few curves to make it interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Johnthorpe | 2/15/2014

    " Finished this on a trip to Sydney recently - the trip wasn't much fun so it was nice to be able to come back to Bloomland at the end of a long jetlagged day. She gets criticized for being 'stylistic' - but she has great style and writes the kind of prose where you want to go back and see "how did she do that again?". It may be 'tricksy' - but it's great tricksy and tremendously humane. You read her and you know instinctively would like to spend time with her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/14/2014

    " I have to say that I was somewhat indifferent to the content of these stories but Amy Bloom writes so well that I could not stop listening. The reader who has won an Audie Award was also very good. These are short stories about the unlikely, messy and undeniable kind of love that IS despite whether it is acceptable or not and ranges from passionate love, to familial bonds and friendship that is deep and lasting. Some of it is pretty uncomfortable especially the tale of a mother and son in law that have one passionate night and have to face the repercussions the rest of their lives. Through it all though Bloom's use of language is the selling point for me. "

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