"[A] provocative page-turner." —People
"In Parkhurst's deft treatment, Harmony becomes a story of our time...?arkhurst cements herself as a writer capable of astonishing humanity and exquisite prose." —Washington Post
"Gorgeously written and patently original." —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel, a taut, emotionally wrenching story of how a seemingly "normal" family could become desperate enough to leave everything behind and move to a "family camp" in New Hampshire—a life-changing experience that alters them forever.
How far will a mother go to save her family? The Hammond family is living in DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until it becomes clear that the oldest daughter, Tilly, is developing abnormally—a mix of off-the-charts genius and social incompetence. Once Tilly—whose condition is deemed undiagnosable—is kicked out of the last school in the area, her mother Alexandra is out of ideas.
The family turns to Camp Harmony and the wisdom of child behavior guru Scott Bean for a solution. But what they discover in the woods of New Hampshire will push them to the very limit. Told from the alternating perspectives of both Alexandra and her younger daughter Iris (the book's Nick Carraway), this is a unputdownable story about the strength of love, the bonds of family, and how you survive the unthinkable.
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"Desperate to help their older daughter, Tilly, Alexandra and Josh partner with Scott Bean, an unconventional child behavior expert, in founding Camp Harmony, a community for families with autistic children. The principal storyteller is younger daughter Iris, performed by Abigail Revasch, whose rhythms and pitch sound authentically preteen. Iris's bubbly curiosity and inherent kindness charm listeners, who quickly sympathize with her confusion over Scott's strict authority and her mixed feelings about her sister's condition. Cassandra Campbell's silky voice matches Alex's internal musings as she tries to understand how her family has fallen under Scott's control. Both performances are tinged with unease and a slowly developing tension. Jorjeana Marie narrates from Tilly's viewpoint, using exaggerated energy to dramatize the teen's loosened hold on reality. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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