Other People's Children by RJ Hoffmann audiobook

Other People's Children: A Novel

By RJ Hoffmann
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Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982159092
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A riveting debut novel about a couple whose dream of adopting a baby is shattered when the teenage mother reclaims her child. What makes a family? Gail and Jon Durbin moved to the Chicago suburbs to set up house as soon as Gail got pregnant. But then she miscarried—once, twice, three times. Determined to expand their family, the Durbins turn to adoption. When several adoptions fall through, Gail’s desire for a child overwhelms her. Carli is a pregnant teenager from a blue-collar town nearby, with dreams of going to college and getting out of her mother’s home. When she makes the gut-wrenching decision to give her baby up for adoption, she chooses the Durbins. But Carli’s mother, Marla, has other plans for her grandbaby. In Other People’s Children, three mothers make excruciating choices to protect their families and their dreams—choices that put them at decided odds against one another. You will root for each one of them and wonder just how far you’d go in the same situation. This riveting debut is a thoughtful exploration of love and family, and a heart-pounding page-turner you’ll find impossible to put down.

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Summary

Summary

A riveting debut novel about a couple whose dream of adopting a baby is shattered when the teenage mother reclaims her child.

What makes a family?

Gail and Jon Durbin moved to the Chicago suburbs to set up house as soon as Gail got pregnant. But then she miscarried—once, twice, three times. Determined to expand their family, the Durbins turn to adoption. When several adoptions fall through, Gail’s desire for a child overwhelms her.

Carli is a pregnant teenager from a blue-collar town nearby, with dreams of going to college and getting out of her mother’s home. When she makes the gut-wrenching decision to give her baby up for adoption, she chooses the Durbins. But Carli’s mother, Marla, has other plans for her grandbaby.

In Other People’s Children, three mothers make excruciating choices to protect their families and their dreams—choices that put them at decided odds against one another. You will root for each one of them and wonder just how far you’d go in the same situation. This riveting debut is a thoughtful exploration of love and family, and a heart-pounding page-turner you’ll find impossible to put down.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A nail-biting examination of socioeconomic disparity and loyalty…[The] believable characters don’t disappoint, and [Hoffmann’s] engrossing look at fraught issues piques. This sharp tale of heartache, loss, and redemption resonates.” Publishers Weekly
“Hoffmann’s debut is powerful…The story takes turn after hairpin turn, moving into domestic suspense, that will have readers waiting with bated breath until the conclusion.” Library Journal
“An engrossing debut about the different ways we find our way to parenthood and to the people we are meant to be.” Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me

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Author

Author Bio: RJ Hoffmann

Author Bio: RJ Hoffmann

RJ Hoffmann is a writer whose work has won the Madison Review’s 2018 Chris O’Malley Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Missouri Review’s 2019 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors Prize. His writing has appeared in Barely South Review, The Sun, Harpur Palate, The Roanoke Review, Booth, and Lunch Ticket. He was born and raised in St. Louis and received an MFA degree in fiction from Columbia College Chicago.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 8.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English