All Good Things

From Paris to Tahiti: Life and Longing
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: BN11950
Released: Jun 03, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480553491
Narrator/s: Caroline Lee
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French, Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti. Sarah Turnbull turns her characteristically lush prose to this spectacular landscape as she describes adjusting to another new culture. In All Good Things, FrEdEric' s work takes the couple to an island near Tahiti -- but there is more to the move than simply a job opportunity. In this seeming paradise, where each day begins with a swim in the magical waters of the lagoon, Sarah seeks creative rejuvenation. " Book and baby: I' d never dared speak them so boldly, but my aims for the next two years were clear in my mind before we moved." Turnbull transports the listener with her vivid, evocative descriptions of the natural environment while ruminating on the paradise myth and the special nature of islands -- as well as the long-ago visit to the territory by Henri Matisse. Told with heartbreaking honesty and full of jewels of insight, All Good Things is a story about love and longings in one of the most beautiful and isolated places on earth.

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Author(s): Sarah Turnbull
Product Number EB00388847
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: #9780698141490

Professional reviews

"Australian writer Sarah Turnbull's memoir gives listeners a glimpse of her life on a tropical island and her struggles with infertility. Her husband Frederic's job transfer from Paris presents the couple with a new adventure. Eager to travel and embrace life in the lushness of a beautiful island near Tahiti, they make the move, while wondering whether their dream of starting a family will ever become a reality. Narrator Caroline Lee's Australian accent is pleasant to listen to as she describes the lovely scenery on the islandÑand underwater, as Sarah learns to scuba dive. Lee also sympathetically evokes Sarah's struggles with infertility and the treatments she ultimately decides to undergo in Australia in the hope of having a child. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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