Did You Ever Have A Family

Did You Ever Have A Family

Audiobook CD - 2015
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The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy.
On the eve of her daughter s wedding, June Reid s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter s fiance, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor.
Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.
From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding s caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke s mother, the shattered outcast of the town everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.
Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, "Did You Ever Have a Family "is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family the ones we are born with and the ones we create."
Publisher: New York : Audioworks, p2015.
ISBN: 9781442385283
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 7 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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lotuslori_8 Aug 24, 2016

A great story with interesting characters, but having the author read it was a big mistake. Basically, he just narrated the story in a monotone voice. He did not put any emotion into his characters and you could not differentiate between the men and women's voices. If it wasn't for the story itself, it could have been very boring.

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Storyz2tel
Oct 28, 2015

This is a heartbreaking journey through several families' grief after a tragedy. Everyone has unresolved history, everyone has missed communications, everyone has their own road to recovery. Very well written, excellent character development, but not a happy story, for sure. The audio is read by the author, which is always interesting, but he is very monotone and it's hard to decipher what character is speaking.

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