You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin audiobook

You Lost Me There: A Novel

By Rosecrans Baldwin
Read by Johnny Heller and Jo Anna Perrin

Tantor Audio 9781594485244

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200106639

  • ISBN: 9798200106622

  • ISBN: 9798200106646

Runtime: 8.29 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

By turns funny, charming, and tragic, Rosecrans Baldwin's debut novel takes us inside the heart and mind of Dr. Victor Aaron, a leading Alzheimer's researcher at the Soborg Institute on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Victor spends his days alternating between long hours in the sterile lab and running through memories of his late wife, Sara. He has preserved their marriage as a sort of perfect, if tumultuous, duet between two opposite but precisely compatible souls. But one day, in the midst of organizing his already hyperorganized life, Victor discovers a series of index cards covered in Sara's handwriting. They chronicle the major "changes in direction" of their marriage, written as part of a brief fling with couples counseling. Sara's version of their great love story is markedly different from his own, which, for the eminent memory specialist, is a startling revelation. Victor is forced to reevaluate and relive each moment of their marriage, never knowing if the revisions will hurt or hearten. Meanwhile, as Victor's faith in memory itself unravels, so too does his precisely balanced support network, a group of strong women—from his lab assistant to Aunt Betsy, doddering doyenne of the island—that had, so far, allowed him to avoid grieving. Baldwin shows himself here to be a young writer bursting with talent and imagination who deftly handles this aching love story with sensitivity and unexpected maturity. You Lost Me There is a treasure of a book filled with beautiful, intelligent prose, a book that wears its smarts lightly and probes its emotions deeply.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Baldwin's prose is wise and nimble, clever without being self-conscious, true to the myriad voices of his characters. Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Rosecrans Baldwin

Author Bio: Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans Baldwin is the author of Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down (one of GQ’s Best Books of 2012) and You Lost Me There (a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice). His Kindle-edition article, “Our French Connection,” was selected as a Notable Essay for “Best American Essays 2013.” He is a cofounder of the online magazine The Morning News.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English