The Other Life (Compact Disc)

By Ellen Meister, Hillary Huber (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781452600284

Publication Date: February 23, 2011

March 2011 Indie Next List

“Quinn's artistic mother took her own life, leaving Quinn wondering why. To help her cope on this journey, Quinn has the ability to travel between two parallel worlds via hidden portals. One world is a safe, suburban life with her husband, Lewis, and their young son Isaac on Long Island, albeit a world filled with the reality of her mother's death. The other is a dramatic life in New York City with neurotic Eugene, a life in which her mother is still very much alive. The premise of these portals may seem strange, but Meister makes it work and does it very well.”
— Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
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Description

If you could return to the road not taken, would you? Happily married and pregnant, Quinn Braverman has an ominous secret. Every time she makes a major life decision, she knows an alternate reality exists in which she made the opposite choice-not only that, she knows how to cross over. But even in her darkest moments-like her mother's suicide-Quinn hasn't been tempted to slip through...until she receives devastating news about the baby she's carrying. The grief lures her to peek across the portal, and before she knows it she's in the midst of the other life: the life in which she married another man and is childless. The life in which her mother is still very much alive. Quinn is forced to make a heartbreaking choice. Will she stay with the family she loves and her severely disabled child? Or will an easier life-and the primal need to be with her mother-win out?


About the Author

Ellen Meister is the author of the novels "The Smart One" and "Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA." In addition to her novels, she has published numerous short stories and was the editor of an online literary magazine.

Hillary Huber garners consistently glowing reviews for her audio work. She has earned several Audie Award nominations, including for "A Field of Darkness" by Cornelia Read, and she is also an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner. "AudioFile" magazine says, "Hillary Huber's narration is lyrical enough to be set to music."


Praise For The Other Life

"This is the thinking woman's beach read, a love story to the modern family, written with a deep and lovely understanding of mothers and daughters and the sacrifices they'll make for each other." ---Joshilyn Jackson, author of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

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