Love And Other Impossible Pursuits

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9780552772921: Love And Other Impossible Pursuits

In this moving, wry, and candid novel, widely acclaimed novelist Ayelet Waldman takes us through one woman’s passage through love, loss, and the strange absurdities of modern life.

Emilia Greenleaf believed that she had found her soulmate, the man she was meant to spend her life with. But life seems a lot less rosy when Emilia has to deal with the most neurotic and sheltered five-year-old in New York City: her new stepson William. Now Emilia finds herself trying to flag down taxis with a giant, industrial-strength car seat, looking for perfect, strawberry-flavored, lactose-free cupcakes, receiving corrections on her French pronunciation from her supercilious stepson – and attempting to find balance in a new family that’s both larger, and smaller, than she bargained for. In Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Ayelet Waldman has created a novel rich with humor and truth, perfectly characterizing one woman’s search for answers in a crazily uncertain world.
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About the Author:

Ayelet (pronounced "I yell it") Waldman is the author of Daughter's Keeper and of the Mommy-Track mystery series. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Child magazine, and other publications, and she has a regular column on Salon.com. She and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, live in Berkeley, California, with their four children. www.ayeletwaldman.com
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Emilia Greenleaf falls apart after her daughter dies of SIDS, and the emotional fallout leads her to sabotage her relationships with her parents and her precocious 5-year-old stepson, William. Ellen Reilly is suitably emotional when needed and reads Emilia's narration with wit, warmth, and irony. She does an equally good job in portraying William, bringing into focus a confused, scared, and extremely smart child. Thanks to Reilly, Emilia's anger comes across subtly, as does her hidden guilt surrounding her baby's death. Even as Emilia mistreats and harshly judges those she loves, Reilly's reading allows her, and those in her orbit, to be viewed sympathetically. The abridgment is done well--the story unfolds at an appropriately steady pace. H.L.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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