All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber audiobook

All Is Beauty Now

By Sarah Faber
Read by Hillary Huber

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group
11.61 Hours 1
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Set against the seductive world of 1960s Rio de Janeiro, an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and what we're willing to do to save ourselves. This mesmerizing first novel follows a glamorous family as they prepare to leave the seeming paradise of Brazil for Canada in the wake to the mysterious disappearance--and presumed drowning--of their eldest daughter a year earlier. As the novel moves back and forth between the members of the Maurer family, we are taken into the heart of a family whose beauty and charm belie a more troubling reality. We meet the family's brilliant and charismatic father, whose bipolar extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who once had a brief affair that proves to have shattering consequences for the family she swore to protect; their two remaining daughters, both on the brink of understanding the darker currents that run in their once-proud family; and the lost daughter herself, a beautiful young woman undone by her own grand delusions. Taking readers from the golden beaches of Rio to the poverty of its fishing villages, from the glamour of the legendary Copacabana Club to the austerity of a remote convent, this revelatory novel takes us into the soul of a family already living in the shadow of loss and now poised to leave behind everything they've ever known, if only they could make peace with the past.

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Set against the seductive world of 1960s Rio de Janeiro, an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and what we're willing to do to save ourselves.

This mesmerizing first novel follows a glamorous family as they prepare to leave the seeming paradise of Brazil for Canada in the wake to the mysterious disappearance--and presumed drowning--of their eldest daughter a year earlier. As the novel moves back and forth between the members of the Maurer family, we are taken into the heart of a family whose beauty and charm belie a more troubling reality. We meet the family's brilliant and charismatic father, whose bipolar extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who once had a brief affair that proves to have shattering consequences for the family she swore to protect; their two remaining daughters, both on the brink of understanding the darker currents that run in their once-proud family; and the lost daughter herself, a beautiful young woman undone by her own grand delusions.

Taking readers from the golden beaches of Rio to the poverty of its fishing villages, from the glamour of the legendary Copacabana Club to the austerity of a remote convent, this revelatory novel takes us into the soul of a family already living in the shadow of loss and now poised to leave behind everything they've ever known, if only they could make peace with the past.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At once an intimate family portrait, a mystery, a romance, and a stylistic tour de force.” Johanna Skibsrud, Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author
“At its core, All Is Beauty Now is a meditation written from the heart. Faber’s debut novel is emotionally rich as it explores the ways in which wealth, familial bonds, and mental illness affect a single family living in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. The story is exquisitely slow as it explores these threads. It’s graceful and haunting. Seasoned romance readers should know that it does end happily, but not the way genre romance typically does. All Is Beauty Now is a novel that will speak to readers of general and literary fiction who want a sumptuous exploration of privilege and grief.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
This debut infuses the fierce familial love with the bitter ache of dreams lost and secrets kept. Faber's swirling, dreamlike prose paints a wildly beautiful Brazil. Readers will lose themselves in this delicately wrought, heartbreaking tale. Publishers Weekly
At once, an intimate family portrait, a mystery, a romance, and a stylistic tour de force. Think Alice Munro's The Lives of Girls and Women, Virginia Woolf's The Waves, Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family and Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality in a gloriously refreshing mash-up. Johanna Skibsrud, Giller Prize winning author of The Sentimentalists
At first blush a deft, kaleidoscopic chronicle of a family's grief after the disappearance of a 20-year-old daughter off the shores of Rio de Janeiro, ALL IS BEAUTY NOW is an unflinching look at the pervasive effect of secreted mental illness. Like the brilliant swirl of Carnival, the Maurer family's story possesses multiple layers of both splendor and affliction. I lost myself in its white sands, birds of paradise, and madness. Anne Korkeakivi, author of Shining Sea
Notable for its lovely prose and melancholy empathy....All Is Beauty Now [is] a finely observed consideration of how mental illness impacts an entire family. Kirkus

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Author Bio: Sarah Faber

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English