I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass audiobook

I See You Everywhere

By Julia Glass
Read by Mary Stuart Masterson and Julia Glass

Random House Audio
11.84 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780739370377

From the author of the best-selling Three Junes comes an intimate new work of fiction: a tale of two sisters, together and apart, told in their alternating voices over twenty-five years. Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who years for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature. Louisa resents that the charismatic Clem has always been the favorite; yet as Clem puts it, “On the other side of the fence–mine–every expectation you fulfill . . . puts you one stop closer to that Grand Canyon rim from which you could one day rule the world–or plummet in very grand style.” In this vivid, heartrending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is “like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching.” Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass’s previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2008 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Fiction

Selected for the November 2008 Indie Next List

From the author of the best-selling Three Junes comes an intimate new work of fiction: a tale of two sisters, together and apart, told in their alternating voices over twenty-five years. Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who years for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature. Louisa resents that the charismatic Clem has always been the favorite; yet as Clem puts it, “On the other side of the fence–mine–every expectation you fulfill . . . puts you one stop closer to that Grand Canyon rim from which you could one day rule the world–or plummet in very grand style.” In this vivid, heartrending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is “like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching.” Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass’s previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rich, intricate, and alive with emotion…An honest portrait of sister-love and sister-hate—interlocking, brave, and forgiving—made whole through art.” New York Times Book Review
Three Junes brilliantly rescues, then refurbishes, the traditional plot–driven novel . . . Glass has written a generous book about family expectations—but also about happiness. The New York Times Book Review
“Gorgeous . . . [A] delicious, delightful, and deeply satisfying tale of domestic choices . . . Glass never shies away from complexity. New Orleans Times-PicayunePraise for Three Junes“Enormously accomplished . . .Rich, absorbing, and full of life.
“Beautiful and satisfying, chock-full of the gorgeous, heartbreaking stuff that makes life worth living. Rocky Mountain News
“A warm, wise debut . . . Three Junes marks a blessed event for readers of literary fiction everywhere. San Francisco Chronicle
“Glass is Edith Wharton for the twenty-first century…Wharton wrote more than forty-eight books in her lifetime. American literature could use a few more from Glass.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Extraordinarily good…Unusually rich [and] complex.” Boston Globe
“A vivid tapestry of believable characters and locations from across the American landscape…Luminous and bittersweet…[Louisa and Clem] become the kind of characters who will live on in the reader’s imagination long after the book has been put back on the shelf.” Oregonian
I See You Everywhere manages, with subtle grace, to examine both sides of the coin, and to follow the sisters as life hands them both the good news and bad…The mother of the Jardine girls found it easy to pick a favorite. It won’t be nearly as clear a choice for the reader.” Denver Post
“Glass writes the sort of novels that you wish would go on forever…I See You Everywhere is a lovely and heartbreaking book, and it ends far too soon.” Miami Herald
“The elegant I See You Everywhere marks a return to the form that won Glass a National Book Award.” Christian Science Monitor
“Lousisa and Clement…are disarming, endearing, and utterly comprehensible. Glass elegantly captures what it means to be an independent and spirited contemporary woman—full of impulses that can’t be domesticated into conventional feminine behavior.” Chicago Tribune
“Glass proves her eye for detail and character is as sharp as ever…[Louisa and Clem’s] push/pull relationship will ring true to most siblings…Beautifully composed.” St. Petersburg Times
“May well be [Glass’s] best yet.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Proceeds like a series of carefully planned explosions, each illuminating a period of the women’s lives with an exuberant burst.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Extraordinary…A thoughtful and amiable story.” Rocky Mountain News
“A sometimes stinging, always affecting tale of siblings who can’t quite make it as friends.” Marie Claire
“A story of the exacting, often painful toll of familial love.” More
“Glass treats Louisa and Clem’s careers with a particularly fine eye for detail and the gravity they deserve.” Onion’s A.V. Club
“[Glass] writes with a bracing emotional and intellectual intensity…Glass so accurately depicts the complexities of the sororal bond that it’s no surprise to find that she hails from a sisterhood of two as well.” Elle
“An arresting story that is both thorny and complex…[Glass’s] eye takes in the blind spots and makes them mesmerizing.” New York Daily News
“Nowhere are the ebbs and flows, the complex and often ugly nuances, the bonds and the breaks between sisters more achingly or more piercingly explored.” USA Today
“One doesn’t read so much as sink into a Julia Glass novel…A haunting dissection of human fragility.” People
“So heartbreakingly luminous that you’d swear Glass had access to your own most secret thoughts.” Redbook
“Glass has mastered the novel of manners, American-style.” Contra Costa Times
“Glass is a wisely questioning, ardent, and artful novelist.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Julia Glass

Author Bio: Julia Glass

Julia Glass is the author of several books, including Three Junes, which won the National Book Award for Fiction. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her short fiction has won several prizes, including the Tobias Wolff Award and the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Medal for the Best Novella.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English