Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman audiobook

Other People's Houses

By Abbi Waxman
Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Penguin Audio
10.00 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything. At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband... *record scratch* As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton's wife is mysteriously missing, and now this... After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that's a notion easier said than done when Anne's husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families--and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage.

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Summary

Summary

An April 2018 LibraryReads Pick

“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin

The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.


At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband...

*record scratch*

As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton's wife is mysteriously missing, and now this...

After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that's a notion easier said than done when Anne's husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families--and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Once again, Waxman manages to take a far-reaching topic and sprinkle it with spicy dialogue, adorable kids, and characters who feel like best friends…Frances is equal parts warmth and snark as she considers her friends and neighbors through the lens of TMI. Recommend to those who like to turn pages quickly without sacrificing complex characters.” Booklist
This is my favorite kind of book—hilarious, sad, joyful. Beautifully written. Fun. I dare you not to enjoy it. Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me  
A summer beach read with meat. Associated Press
A beautiful book full of humor, heart, and deep insight...Abbi Waxman’s quick wit and heart shine brightly throughout this debut novel. I just loved it! Molly Shannon, actress
Funny and poignant. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. May make you want to play in dirt and grow a new life of your own. Wendy Wax, USA Today bestselling author of One Good Thing  
[Waxman’s] narrative and dialog are drenched with spring showers of witty and irreverent humor. Library Journal (starred review)
Full of wry humor and a cleareyed view of how life keeps offering good things...This debut begs for an encore from Waxman. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)   
A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful bookl. HelloGiggles
Filled with characters you’ll love and wish you lived next door to in real life. Bustle
We absolutely adored Abbi Waxman’s The Garden of Small Beginnings. And if it’s possible, we’re even more in love with her much-anticipated follow-up, Other People’s Houses. April’s book club pick is set in stone. Hello Giggles
“Meet your new favorite wry writer.” Daily Beast
Brilliant...Quirky yet very real characters sparkle on every page. Karen White, New York Times bestselling author
Meet your new favorite wry writer. The Daily Beast
Hilarious ruminations about child-rearing, shopping, and other parents give [Other People's Houses] broad appeal that should extend beyond fans of Waxman's first novel. Publishers Weekly
Once again, Waxman manages to take a far-reaching topic and sprinkle it with spicy dialogue, adorable kids, and characters who feel like best friends...Frances is equal parts warmth and snark as she considers her friends and neighbors through the lens of TMI. Recommend to those who like to turn pages quickly without sacrificing complex characters. Booklist Praise for The Garden of Small Beginnings As seen in Elle.com, The Washington Post, Woman’s World, Flavorwire, HelloGiggles, Bustle, Brit & Co, and more!
“Hilarious ruminations about child-rearing, shopping, and other parents give [Other People’s Houses] broad appeal that should extend beyond fans of Waxman’s first novel.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Abbi Waxman

Author Bio: Abbi Waxman

Abbi Waxman is a USA Today bestselling author of several acclaimed books of light fiction. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English