Other People We Married by Emma Straub audiobook

Other People We Married

By Emma Straub
Read by Coleen Marlo

Dreamscape 9781594486067
5.47 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In Other People We Married, Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight. In “Some People Must Really Fall in Love,” an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in “A Map of Modern Palm Springs.” In “Puttanesca,” two widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These twelve stories, filled with sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language, announce the arrival of a major new talent.

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Summary

Summary

In Other People We Married, Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight.

In “Some People Must Really Fall in Love,” an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in “A Map of Modern Palm Springs.” In “Puttanesca,” two widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These twelve stories, filled with sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language, announce the arrival of a major new talent.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Psychologically acute, often very funny...A fresh voice from a writer who deserves discovery.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Coleen Marlo delivers the collection impeccably. She sets the appropriate tone for each story and captures the essence of the diverse characters with subtle style. Along with expressing the discomfort of difficult decisions to be made, she enhances the humorous small details sprinkled throughout.” AudioFile
“Straub’s collection of short stories is a resplendent debut…[her]stories glow and pulse and, like sea anemones, are far more complex and dangerous than their bright and beckoning appearances suggest.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Greg 9/13/2017
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I'm sorry... yep... that's all

I just wasn't getting it. Too many characters for my little brain to comprehend. I wasn't following. Maybe I had too many distractions.

I just couldn't follow.

Author

Author Bio: Emma Straub

Author Bio: Emma Straub

Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short-story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Condé Nast Traveler, and she is a contributing writer for Rookie. Her work has been published in fifteen countries.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English