The Obituary Writer (MP3 CD)

By Ann Hood, Tavia Gilbert (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781470842734

Publication Date: March 4, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/3/2013)
Paperback (10/7/2013)
Hardcover (3/4/2013)
Other (3/1/2013)
Compact Disc (3/4/2013)
Compact Disc (3/4/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (4/19/2013)

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March 2013 Indie Next List

“Vivien, who suffered an incredible loss in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, helps others cope with their grief by making their lost loved ones come alive on the page. Claire, a young wife and mother in suburban Washington, D.C., who is caught up in the excitement of the 1960 Kennedy inauguration, wants 'more' but she's not quite sure 'more' of what. Theirs are compelling lives of love and loss, romance and friendship, marriage and motherhood, promises made and unreasonable hopes kept alive, and the mystery that is their connection. Literary mystery, love story, and historical fiction -- all beautifully told with expertly drawn characters make this one great novel!”
— Judy Crosby, Island Books, Middletown, RI
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Description

From bestselling author Ann Hood comes a sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras. On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire's life in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.