Our Short History (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

By Lauren Grodstein, Karen White (Read by)

HighBridge Audio, 9781509444922

Publication Date: June 21, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/20/2018)
Compact Disc (3/21/2017)
Hardcover (3/21/2017)
Paperback, Large Print (7/19/2017)

List Price: 79.99*
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April 2017 Indie Next List

“Our Short History is a letter from a dying woman to her six-year-old son, and it totally shredded me. Yes, it is a sad story. But it is so much more than that. Readers will love the spirit of Karen Neulander. She is smart and thoughtful and fierce, and Jake is squirmy and tough and tender - just like six-year-old boys can be. Lauren Grodstein takes you to the edge of what you can bear, then shows you that strength comes from fragility and that hope still lives in despair.”
— Susan Thomas (E), CoffeeTree Books, Morehead, KY
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Summer 2018 Reading Group Indie Next List

Our Short History gives an intimate look at a single mother’s life as she prepares to leave her son due to terminal ovarian cancer. I loved pragmatic Karen, who very much wants to control things after she’s gone, although she knows that’s impossible. Karen is a political campaign consultant who is used to spinning and manipulating the media for her clients. The one story she can’t control is the fact that her ex-boyfriend, her son’s father, is surprisingly back in the picture—the man who didn’t want a child. A beautiful read.”
— Rachel Watkins , Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
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