Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons audiobook

Off Season

By Anne Rivers Siddons
Read by Jane Alexander

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9780446527873
11.42 Hours 1
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For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly—happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does—in loss. After Cam's death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam's favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past—to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety—to try to figure out her future. It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly reevaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.

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New York Times bestseller

For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly—happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does—in loss. After Cam's death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam's favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past—to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety—to try to figure out her future.

It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly reevaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Mix the lyricism of Siddons's prose; the intense, yet restrained voice of Oscar-winning actress Jane Alexander; and the mysteries of the untamed Maine coastline -and you have the makings of a magical voyage.... AudioFile
Mix the lyricism of Siddons's prose; the intense, yet restrained voice of Oscar-winning actress Jane Alexander; and the mysteries of the untamed Maine coastline -and you have the makings of a magical voyage.... AudioFile
“I’ve always enjoyed Anne Rivers Siddons’ books, but this is her best, maybe the book she was born to write. It’s a double love story, narrated by a woman who has loved both early and late. The story of Lilly and Jon is one of the best stories of adolescent love—its fierceness and sweetness—that I've ever read. There’s also a beautifully drawn picture of Maine dressed in her summer finery…and a few ghosts. Summer is maybe the best time to read this book; if you’ve ever vacationed on the Maine coast (or ever wanted to), this book isn’t just the next best thing, its the real thing. Bravura storytelling.”  Stephen King
“Anne Rivers Siddons’s body of work is one of the most impressive in contemporary fiction. And, in her beautifully crafted and dazzling new novel Off Season, Ms. Siddons delivers the goods more powerfully than ever. All her books are terrific, but this one is the best yet.  Pat Conroy
“In Siddons’s stirring novel, the recently widowed Lily Constable returns to her childhood summer home in Maine to sift through formative memories of her parents and her first love. It’s difficult to imagine a more marvelous performance than Jane Alexander’s. Alexander captures the strength and vulnerability of Lily from childhood to late middle age, and perfectly renders the physical weight of Lily’s grief at her losses. She skillfully navigates the novel’s cast of characters, from the slow, deep and thoughtful drawl of Lily’s father to the high-pitched, false charm of the vicious young neighbor whose poison darts put tragic events in motion. Alexander also brings to life the great unnamed character in the book—the natural world, giving voice to birds and even a talking cat, and intuitively understanding the life-giving power of the sea. This is an example of how a good novel can become magnificent when it is beautifully told.   Publishers Weekly
“Mix the lyricism of Siddons’s...and the mysteries of the untamed Maine coastline—and you have the makings of a magical voyage.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Anne Rivers Siddons

Author Bio: Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons (1936–2019) wrote nineteen novels, including several New York Times bestsellers, as well as a work of nonficton and two movie scripts. Her novels received praise from Stephen King and Pat Conroy. Her debut novel, Heartbreak Hotel, was made into a major motion picture in 1989 titled Heart of Dixie. Her novel The House Next Door was made into a made-for-television movie that aired in 2006 on Lifetime Television.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English