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by | Read by Xe Sands, Stephanie Willing, Steve Quinn

Fiction • 10.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Stephanie Willing, Xe Sands, and Steve Quinn work together beautifully to bring forth the emotional vibrancy, complicated family dynamics, and romantic entanglements in Leavitt's latest novel. With a youthful, textured intonation, Willing captures what it feels like to be Ella, a young woman who is coming out of a fraught situation in search of a fresh start. Sands's low, emotive register and careful pacing splendidly convey the loneliness tinged with hopefulness of Ella's mother, Helen, who has also traveled a challenging path and needs to keep going. Quinn adeptly portrays Ella's former boyfriend, Jude, who is navigating marriage and fatherhood after a difficult upbringing. While the novel contains moments of implausibility, overall, it is a poignant story of loss and redemption. M.J. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2024]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781668637050 $27.99

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