Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson audiobook

Better Luck Next Time: A Novel

By Julia Claiborne Johnson
Read by David Aaron Baker

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062916365

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/05/2021

    ISBN: 9781799947103

  • Available on 01/05/2021

    ISBN: 9781799947097

  • Available on 01/05/2021

    ISBN: 9781799947110

Runtime: 8.45 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The long anticipated second novel from the bestselling author of Be Frank with Me, a charming story of endings, new beginnings, and the complexities and complications of friendship and love, set in late 1930s Reno.

It’s 1938 and women seeking a quick, no-questions split from their husbands head to the “divorce capital of the world,” Reno, Nevada. There’s one catch: they have to wait six-weeks to become “residents.” Many of these wealthy, soon-to-be divorcees flock to the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need.

Twenty-four-year-old Ward spent one year at Yale before his family lost everything in the Great Depression; now he’s earning an honest living as a ranch hand at the Flying Leap. Admired for his dashing good looks—“Cary Grant in cowboy boots”—Ward thinks he’s got the Flying Leap’s clients all figured out. But two new guests are about to upend everything he thinks he knows: Nina, a St Louis heiress and amateur pilot back for her third divorce, and Emily, whose bravest moment in life was leaving her cheating husband back in San Francisco and driving herself to Reno.

A novel about divorce, marriage, and everything that comes in between (money, class, ambition, and opportunity), Better Luck Next Time is a hilarious yet poignant examination of the ways friendship can save us, love can destroy us, and the family we create can be stronger than the family we come from.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Do you want to read something funny? Let’s say, a novel set at a divorce ranch in Reno in the 1930s? A book with memorably eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, a satisfying plot twist, and some romance and sex? A feel-good literary comedy/western? Here it is, then, the book you’ve been looking for: Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Better Luck Next Time.” Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members

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Author

Author Bio: Julia Claiborne Johnson

Author Bio: Julia Claiborne Johnson

Julia Claiborne Johnson worked at Mademoiselle before marrying and moving to Los Angeles, where she lives with her comedy-writer husband, Chris Marcil, and their two children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English