All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg audiobook

All the Best People

By Sonja Yoerg
Read by Lisa Flanagan

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780399583490
10.75 Hours 1
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Vermont, 1972. Carole LaPorte has a satisfying, ordinary life. She cares for her children, balances the books for the family’s auto shop, and laughs when her husband slow dances her across the kitchen floor. Her tragic childhood might have happened to someone else. But now her mind is playing tricks on her. The accounts won’t reconcile and the murmuring she hears isn’t the television. She ought to seek help, but she’s terrified of being locked away in a mental hospital like her mother, Solange. So Carole hides her symptoms, withdraws from her family, and unwittingly sets her eleven-year-old daughter Alison on a desperate search for meaning and power: in Tarot cards, in omens from a nearby river, and in a mysterious blue glass box belonging to her grandmother. An exploration of the power of courage and love to overcome a damning legacy, All the Best People celebrates the search for identity and grace in the most ordinary lives.

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Summary

Vermont, 1972. Carole LaPorte has a satisfying, ordinary life. She cares for her children, balances the books for the family’s auto shop, and laughs when her husband slow dances her across the kitchen floor. Her tragic childhood might have happened to someone else.

But now her mind is playing tricks on her. The accounts won’t reconcile and the murmuring she hears isn’t the television. She ought to seek help, but she’s terrified of being locked away in a mental hospital like her mother, Solange. So Carole hides her symptoms, withdraws from her family, and unwittingly sets her eleven-year-old daughter Alison on a desperate search for meaning and power: in Tarot cards, in omens from a nearby river, and in a mysterious blue glass box belonging to her grandmother.

An exploration of the power of courage and love to overcome a damning legacy, All the Best People celebrates the search for identity and grace in the most ordinary lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gorgeously written and unforgettable, your heart will break and swell in equal measure.” Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author
“Not just the best people, but real people: authentic, quirky, and troubled. I cared for them all.” Chris Bohjalian, author of The Sleepwalker
“Beautifully rendered and aching in its portrayal of a mother’s slide into mental illness—destined to be a book club favorite.” Christopher Scotton, author of The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

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Author Bio: Sonja Yoerg

Author Bio: Sonja Yoerg

Sonja Yoerg, the author of The Middle of Somewhere and House Broken, grew up in Stowe, Vermont, and earned her PhD in biological psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her nonfiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox, was published in 2001.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English