We Are Okay

By Nina LaCour
Read by Jorjeana Marie

5.62 Hours 02/14/2017 unabridged
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From the award-winning author of Hold Still comes an achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship. You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart. An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love.

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Summary

Summary

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

From the award-winning author of Hold Still comes an achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

An intimate whisper that packs an indelible punch, We Are Okay is Nina LaCour at her finest. This gorgeously crafted and achingly honest portrayal of grief will leave you urgent to reach across any distance to reconnect with the people you love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Jorjeana Marie’s depiction of Marin has a haunted quality—for reasons that become evident as this story unfolds. Marie quickly conveys Marin’s total adoration of her beloved grandfather, who has been her sole caregiver since the age of three. Marie also transitions smoothly between Marin’s memories and her lonely winter break after her first semester of college. Over break, Marin has ignored countless calls and texts from Mabel, her best friend from her youth, who recently became her lover. Marie represents equally well the complex feelings of angry, undaunted Mabel, who refuses these rejections and is determined to understand Marin’s grief. As the author gradually reveals Marin’s heartache and the secrets that emerged after her grandfather’s death, Marie skillfully portrays the deep emotions of both heroines—and, finally, the resilience of enduring love. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“In the hands of Nina LaCour, the story of a grieving girl and her profound sense of loneliness is bittersweet and hopeful. Marin is not alone, and in this poetic, skillfully crafted story, lonely teens may see it’s possible that they aren’t, either.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Nina LaCour

Nina LaCour is the award-winning author of Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You, among others. She is a former indie bookseller and high school English teacher.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.62
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Edition: English