Gossip

A Novel
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Author(s): Beth Gutcheon
Original Publish Date: Mar 20, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100092334
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062130754
Narrator/s: Kimberly Farr
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

A??A gifted storyteller...her characters are intelligent, brave, and witty...human and real.A?A??Susan Isaacs, New York Times Book Review The critically acclaimed author of Good-bye and Amen, Leeway Cottage, and More Than You Know, Beth Gutcheon returns with Gossip, a sharply perceptive and emotionally resonant novel about the power of knowing things about others, the consequences of rumor, and the unexpected price of friendship. A story set among the rich, famous, and well-dressed of ManhattanA??s Upper East Side, Gossip is a bravura display of this exceptional authorA??s breathtaking talents, addressing important themes of motherhood, friendship, and fidelity. Every reader who admires the strong, character-driven womenA??s fiction of Sue Miller, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, and Kaye Gibbons should lend an ear to Beth GutcheonA??s Gossip.

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eBook
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Author(s): Beth Gutcheon
Product Number EB00233869
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062100948

Professional reviews

"Beth Gutcheon's popular and finely written novels often examine big topics in an intimate, personal way. Her newest book takes on that ubiquitous human activity--talking about other people. Full of apparently innocuous chatter, this first seems to be a lighthearted chronicle about the intersecting lives of city people. But as the story builds toward a gripping climax on 9/11, we are reminded that humans are complicated creatures and gossip is rarely innocent. While acceptable, Kimberly Farr's flat, uninflected narration does not do justice to the intensity of Gutcheon's story. In fact, she sounds as if she didn't understand the point of the book--too bad all around. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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