She Poured Out Her Heart

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100103675
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504715133
Narrator/s: Madeleine Lambert
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National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson traces the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college. In the tradition of her bestselling novel The Year We Left Home, Thompson has crafted a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, cast with the kinds of deeply realized characters that have been heralded as "emotionally fluid" and "deeply familiar."The night that Jane and Bonnie meet on a college campus sets them on paths forever entwined. Bonnie, the wild and experimental one, always up for anything, has spent the past two decades bouncing between ill-fated relationships; while Jane's seemingly perfect life, perfect husband, and perfect children appear to have materialized out of a fantasy. But these appearances contradict the quiet, inescapable doubt Jane feels about her life. One night, in the middle of her own Christmas party, she steps outside into the snow, removes her clothing and shoes, and lies down in the backyard. When she is discovered, nothing is the same for anyone. As Jane begins to have visions and retreat into a private inner world, Bonnie finds herself drawn inevitably into an affair with Jane's husband.Thompson's mastery of complex emotion begets a novel of desire and the nature of love-who we love, how we're loved, and, most important, that we reach urgently and always for a higher love, regardless of our circumstances. She Poured Out Her Heart is a finely wrought, haunting story of female friendship, deception, and the distance in between.

Author(s): Jean Thompson
Original Publish Date: May 31, 2016

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Author(s): Jean Thompson
Product Number EB00622665
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
ISBN: #9780399573835

Professional reviews

"Navigating the waters of friendship and love is a murky undertaking, and Jean Thompson explores this cloudy territory in her latest novel. Narrator Madeleine Lambert provides just the right touches of softness and starkness to doubt-addled Jane's "perfect" domestic life, which is juxtaposed with the rawness of lonely Bonnie's risk-filled existence. When Jane tries to escape her increasingly oppressive situation by taking off all of her clothes and collapsing in her snow-covered backyard, everything changes: Jane crumples into her inner self, and Bonnie enters into a troubled affair with Jane's husband. Lambert deftly unwraps this story, with excellent pacing and deep characterizations that will be difficult for listeners to forget. L.L. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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