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The Awkward Age

A Novel

by Francesca Segal
Jayne Entwistle

Audiobook

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"They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible. It's genius really, when you think about it. It's the perfect sabotage."

"Segal deftly unspools a disastrous but plausible scenario...This page-turner is witty, compassionate and wickedly astute." —People
Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted—if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.
This is a moving and powerful novel about the modern family: about starting over; about love, guilt, and generosity; about building something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they make mistakes. We would give anything to make our children happy. But how much should they ask?

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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781524777272
  • File size: 321637 KB
  • Release date: May 16, 2017
  • Duration: 11:13:59

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781524777272
  • File size: 321637 KB
  • Release date: May 16, 2017
  • Duration: 11:13:59
  • Number of parts: 9


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Fiction Literature

Languages

English

"They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible. It's genius really, when you think about it. It's the perfect sabotage."

"Segal deftly unspools a disastrous but plausible scenario...This page-turner is witty, compassionate and wickedly astute." —People
Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted—if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.
This is a moving and powerful novel about the modern family: about starting over; about love, guilt, and generosity; about building something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they make mistakes. We would give anything to make our children happy. But how much should they ask?

Expand title description text