There's a Word for That by Sloane Tanen audiobook

There's a Word for That

By Sloane Tanen
Read by Thérèse Plummer

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316437165

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549179556

  • ISBN: 9781549179532

  • ISBN: 9781549152313

Runtime: 11.47 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A hilarious and moving chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together--in rehab, of all places--even as each member is on the verge of falling apart


Meet Marty Kessler, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughter Janine, former child star suffering the after-effects of a life in the public eye; and granddaughter Hailey, the "less-than" twin sister, whose inferiority complex takes a most unexpected turn. Nearly six thousand miles away, in London, celebrated author Bunny Small, Marty's long-forgotten first wife, has her own problems: a "preposterous" case of writer's block, a monstrous drinking habit, and a son who has fled halfway around the world to escape her.


When Marty's pill-popping gets out of hand and Bunny's boozing reaches crisis proportions, a perfect storm of dysfunction brings them all together at Directions, Malibu's most exclusive and absurd rehab center.


But for all their failings, the members of this estranged--and strange--family love each other. Rich with warmth, humor, and deep insight, There's a Word for That is a comic ode to surviving the people closest to us, navigating the perils of success, and taking one last look in the rearview mirror before mapping out the road ahead.


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Engrossing, hilarious, and tender…I couldn’t put it down.” Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Narrator Therese Plummer shines in her entertaining portrayals of the Kesslers, a famous yet dysfunctional family…Plummer enhances the personality of each character and makes listeners feel as if they know each family member intimately. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Tanen’s memorable wry humor (“I’m not inert, I just know my limitations”) and sharp dialogue will leave readers fully invested the rebuilding of relationships despite years of distance, trauma, and pain. Tanen’s refreshing tale of a nontraditional family legacy will appeal to fans of tightly plotted dramas in the vein of Maggie Shipstead’s work.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Sloane Tanen

Author Bio: Sloane Tanen

Sloane Tanen is the author of nine illustrated and YA books, including the bestseller Bitter With Baggage Seeks Same: The Life and Time of Some Chickens and Hatched: The Pig Push from Pregnancy to Motherhood. This is her first adult novel. Tanen graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and holds Masters degrees from both NYU and Columbia University. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, the writer Gary Taubes, and their two sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English