Lydia's Party (Compact Disc)

By Margaret Hawkins, Marguerite Gavin (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781494502362

Publication Date: May 22, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/21/2014)
MP3 CD (5/22/2014)
Paperback (1/27/2015)
Hardcover (1/23/2014)
Hardcover, Large Print (5/28/2014)

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Lydia is having a party-it's a party she hosts every year for six women friends who treasure the midwinter bash. Over a table laden with a feast of food and wine, the women revel in sharing newsy updates, simmering secrets, and laughter. As this particular evening unfolds, Lydia prepares to make a shattering announcement. As we follow these friends through their party preparations, we meet flawed but lovable characters who are navigating the hassles of daily chores while also meditating in stolen moments on their lives, their regrets, their complicated relationships, and their deepest desires. When Lydia's announcement shocks them all, they rediscover the enduring bonds of friendship and find their lives changing in unexpected ways. Tender, wryly funny, and exquisitely written, Lydia's Party poignantly considers both the challenges of everyday life and of facing our fears while creating characters whose foibles and feistiness will capture listeners' hearts.

About the Author

Margaret Hawkins is the author of "A Year of Cats and Dogs," "How to Survive a Natural Disaster," and "After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening."

Marguerite Gavin has recorded over three hundred audiobooks in nearly every genre. A nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, she was won both "AudioFile" Earphones and "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards. "AudioFile" magazine says "Marguerite Gavin . . . has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion."