Find Me by Laura van den Berg audiobook

Find Me

By Laura van den Berg
Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200020089

  • ISBN: 9798200020072

  • ISBN: 9798200020096

Runtime: 8.32 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy's immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients—including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel. As winter descends, the hospital's fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The book's ambiguous conclusion may lead to rereading as the possibility of multiple interpretations is opened. Library Journal Starred Review
"Find Me is a delving story of courage, persistence, and hope.” Booklist (starred review)
“The book’s ambiguous conclusion may lead to rereading as the possibility of multiple interpretations is opened.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Van den Berg’s writing is curiously beautiful, and her portrayals can also be disarmingly sensitive, as if we might break this girl just by reading about her.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Laura van den Berg

Author Bio: Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida and earned her MFA at Emerson College. Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Find Me is her first novel. The recipient of a 2014 O. Henry Award, van den Berg currently lives in the Boston area and is the 2014–2015 faculty fellow in fiction at Colby College.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English