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Mahnomen Public Library CD TALKING BOOK PIC (Text) 33500013509518 Main Checked out 02/03/2023
Rothsay LINK Site CD TALKING BOOK PIC (Text) 33500013509500 Main Checked out 02/08/2023

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  • ISBN: 0593508637
  • ISBN: 9780593508633
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (11hr., 48 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2021]

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General Note: Compact discs.
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Marin Ireland.
Summary, etc.: "Diana O'Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She's an associate specialist at Sotheby's now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She's not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galapagos--days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It's all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes. Almost immediately, Diana's dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they'd booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father's suspicion of outsiders. In the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself--and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different"--‡cProvided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #1
    *Starred Review* Sotheby art specialist Diana O'Toole and her boyfriend, Finn, a resident at a New York City hospital, plan a trip to the Galapagos Islands, where Diana is convinced that Finn will finally propose. But COVID-19 has other plans. Diana makes the trip alone at Finn's urging, but the pandemic has reached the islands, and Diana is stranded there long past their allotted two weeks. She's taken in by a kind, older woman and is drawn into the lives of the woman's son and granddaughter. Stranded in paradise and away from her carefully planned life, Diana finds her life goals and perspective changing. COVID-19 is a main character in this vivid account of life during the pandemic. The plot has unexpected twists and turns. Ireland reads with compassion as Diana flounders through a world turned on its head. She handles the Spanish-speaking characters with authority and gives even minor speakers distinction. Picoult addresses the big issues of the pandemic including disorientation, isolation, and loss viewed from Finn's viewpoint as an overworked and often overwhelmed frontline doctor. But she also shares the TP shortage, masks, and the bewilderment and survivor guilt of those who face the disease and come out the other side. Picoult has a huge fan base, and her latest, read so feelingly by the talented Ireland, lives up to the hype. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including The Book of Two Ways, A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, and My Sister's Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire.

Subject: Art auctions Fiction
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- Fiction
Viruses Fiction
Self-realization in women Fiction
Single women Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Galapagos Islands Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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