Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding audiobook

Bright Burning Things: A Novel

By Lisa Harding
Read by Lisa Harding

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063097148

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200741175

  • ISBN: 9798200741168

  • ISBN: 9798200741182

Runtime: 7.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A December 2021 LibraryReads Pick

A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAYA PEOPLE MAGAZINE PICK * AN INDIE NEXT PICK * A LIBRARYREADS PICK *AN AMAZON EDITORS PICK

“On every page there are little shimmering bombs. Like Room, where parenthood is at once your jail and your salvation, it is almost claustrophobic—but in the most glorious way.”—Lisa Taddeo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Three Women and Animal

A rising international literary star makes her American debut with this visceral, tender, and brave portrait of addiction, recovery, and motherhood, as harrowing and intense as Shuggie Bain.

Sonya used to perform on stage. She used to attend glamorous parties, date handsome men, ride in fast cars. But somewhere along the way, the stage lights Sonya lived for dimmed for good. In their absence, came darkness—blackouts, empty cupboards, hazy nights she can't remember.

What keeps Sonya from losing herself completely is Tommy, her son. But her immense love for Tommy is in fierce conflict with her immense love of the bottle. Addiction amplifies her fear of losing her child; every maternal misstep compels her to drink. Tommy’s precious life is in her shaky hands. 

Eventually Sonya is forced to make a choice. Give up drinking or lose Tommy—forever.

Bright Burning Things is an emotional tour-de-force—a devastating, nuanced, and ultimately hopeful look at an addict’s journey towards rehabilitation and redemption.

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Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“On every page there are little shimmering bombs.” Lisa Taddeo, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"[A] wild ride, culminating in a final scene that combines hope, fear and beauty." The Guardian (London)
“This unflinching portrait of a troubled, tender soul takes readers to the depths of the human heart.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Lisa Harding

Author Bio: Lisa Harding

Lisa Harding is a writer, actress, and playwright. She received an MPhil in creative writing from Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Her short stories have been published in the Dublin Review, the Bath Short Story Anthology, HeadStuff, and Winter Papers. Her first novel, Harvesting, won the 2018 Kate O’Brien Award and was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Dublin.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English