Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky audiobook

Radiant Shimmering Light

By Sarah Selecky
Read by Lisa Flanagan

Blackstone Publishing 9781443455671

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538495414

  • ISBN: 9781538495407

  • ISBN: 9781538495421

  • ISBN: 9781538542330

Runtime: 11.93 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the Month

A People Pick of the Week

An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection

A Bustle Pick of 8 Best Fiction Books of December

Lilian Quick has looked up to her cousin Florence her whole life. Florence is everything Lilian is not: brave, confident, quick to find adventure, and American. The women have been out of touch for years due to a family rift, but Lilian—childless, single, and self-employed as a pet portraitist—has been watching Florence for years. Florence is now internet-famous as Eleven Novak, the face of a compelling new feminine lifestyle empowerment brand.

When Eleven comes to town as part of her sales tour, she offers Lilian a place at the Temple, her Manhattan office. Despite twenty years of silence, Eleven welcomes her long-lost cousin with open arms, and the two women begin a new relationship. Lilian quickly enrolls in the Ascendency, Eleven’s signature program, an expensive three-month training seminar on empowered leadership, spiritual awakening, and sales and marketing. Eleven is going to help her cousin rise to her highest self: confident, affluent, and self-actualized.

Lilian’s sensitive, artistic nature is stretched by the work she does in the Ascendency, and pushed even further by her cousin’s careful life coaching. In just three months, Lilian’s life changes drastically and becomes everything she’s dreamed of. But is it everything she wants? And can she trust everything Eleven says?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[She] finds plenty to make fun of in this ridiculous-yet frighteningly familiar-world.” Entertainment Weekly
"[A] hilarious debut novel about self-help gurus and the people who follow them…There’s plenty of laughs—but lots of truth, too.” Washington Post
“A funny, tender, gimlet-eyed dive into the cult of self-improvement.” Kirkus Reviews
“Selecky’s deadpan tone, punchy writing, and vivid characters transport readers to a specific, highly diverting world that hits close to the bone and sparks the self-reflection it’s spoofing.” Booklist
“The author explores the power and distraction of social media, the paths to creativity, and how intense devotion to a cause can either consume one’s identity or allow one to flourish, resulting in a searing look at mass market–oriented transformation.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Lisa Flanagan will have listeners laughing at this ironic coming together of two very different estranged women…Flanagan helps listeners differentiate the two women and their idiosyncrasies…This fun story told by a confident narrator will help make any jog, drive, or wait enjoyable.” AudioFile

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Sarah Selecky

Author Bio: Sarah Selecky

Sarah Selecky’s breakout debut collection, This Cake Is for the Party, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, and was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her stories have been published in the Walrus, Elle, the New Quarterly, and The Journey Prize anthology, among other publications. She is also the creator of the beloved online creative writing school, and MFA alternative, Story Is a State of Mind.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English