The Book That Matters Most

Author(s): Ann Hood
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z12322
Released: Aug 09, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501922107
Narrator/s: Nina Alvamar
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An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood-one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.


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The Book That Matters Most
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Product Number:Z12322
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Author(s): Ann Hood
Narrator(s): Nina Alvamar
Product Number C04372
Released: Aug 04, 2016
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Author(s): Ann Hood
Narrator(s): Nina Alvamar
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Professional reviews

"The book club's December meeting is spent with each member naming the book that has mattered most in her life for the purpose of everyone reading and discussing it the next year. Sadly, the idea of this book is more interesting than its execution, and Nina Alvamar's narration doesn't improve the story. The plot moves between Ava and her daughter, Maggie, with a third character showing up about halfway through. The other characters are clichŽd, and the story itself seems manipulative and unrealistic. Alvamar's narration doesn't match the ages of the characters. Ava is old enough to have children out of college, yet her sentences end with upspeak. Furthermore, her delivery has no nuances, and her pacing and tone become monotonous. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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