The Second Home by Christina Clancy audiobook

The Second Home: A Novel

By Christina Clancy
Read by Tavia Gilbert

Macmillan Audio 9781250239341
12.38 Hours Unabridged
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Tender and compassionate, incisive and heartbreaking, Christina Clancy's The Second Home is the story of a family you'll quickly fall in love with, and won't soon forget. This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. After a disastrous summer spent at her family summer home on Cape Cod, seventeen-year-old Ann Gordon was left with a secret that changed her life forever, and created a rift between her sister, Poppy, and their adopted brother, Michael. Now, fifteen years later, her parents have died, leaving Ann and Poppy to decide the fate of the Wellfleet home that's been in the Gordon family for generations. For Ann, the once-beloved house is tainted with bad memories. Poppy loves the old saltbox, but after years spent chasing waves around the world, she isn't sure she knows how to stay in one place. Just when the sisters decide to sell, Michael re-enters their lives with a legitimate claim to the house. But more than that, he wants to set the record straight about that long ago summer. Reunited after years apart, these very different siblings must decide if they can continue to be a family—and the house just might be the glue that holds them together. Told through the shifting perspectives of Ann, Poppy, and Michael, this assured and affecting debut captures the ache of nostalgia for summers past and the powerful draw of the places we return to again and again. It is about second homes, second families, and second chances. "Christina Clancy writes with warmth, wit, and wisdom about fantastically human characters. A novel of family and place and belonging." Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Great Believers "Christina Clancy writes with empathy and rich detail...Tender and suspenseful, Clancy's debut explores the nature of home as well as the nature of family itself--given and chosen." Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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Summary

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Tender and compassionate, incisive and heartbreaking, Christina Clancy's The Second Home is the story of a family you'll quickly fall in love with, and won't soon forget. This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. After a disastrous summer spent at her family summer home on Cape Cod, seventeen-year-old Ann Gordon was left with a secret that changed her life forever, and created a rift between her sister, Poppy, and their adopted brother, Michael. Now, fifteen years later, her parents have died, leaving Ann and Poppy to decide the fate of the Wellfleet home that's been in the Gordon family for generations. For Ann, the once-beloved house is tainted with bad memories. Poppy loves the old saltbox, but after years spent chasing waves around the world, she isn't sure she knows how to stay in one place. Just when the sisters decide to sell, Michael re-enters their lives with a legitimate claim to the house. But more than that, he wants to set the record straight about that long ago summer. Reunited after years apart, these very different siblings must decide if they can continue to be a family—and the house just might be the glue that holds them together. Told through the shifting perspectives of Ann, Poppy, and Michael, this assured and affecting debut captures the ache of nostalgia for summers past and the powerful draw of the places we return to again and again. It is about second homes, second families, and second chances. "Christina Clancy writes with warmth, wit, and wisdom about fantastically human characters. A novel of family and place and belonging." Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Great Believers "Christina Clancy writes with empathy and rich detail...Tender and suspenseful, Clancy's debut explores the nature of home as well as the nature of family itself--given and chosen." Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With nostalgia as thick as the scent of coconut-scented sunscreen, The Second Home explores the consequences of emotional decisions and the strength needed to set things right.” Booklist (starred review)
“Clancy’s affectionate descriptions of Wellfleet are transporting. This is sure to be a favorite with book clubs.” Publishers Weekly
“Warm, absorbing and thought-provoking.” Shelf Awareness

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Author

Author Bio: Christina Clancy

Author Bio: Christina Clancy

Christina Clancy teaches English at Beloit College and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, and others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 12.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English