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Mary Rose MacKinnon is a successful author of YA fiction doing a tour of duty as stay-at-home mom while her partner Hilary takes a turn focusing on her career. She tries valiantly to balance the (mostly) solo parenting of two young children with the relentless needs of her aging parents. But amid the hilarities of full-on domesticity arises a sense of dread. Do others notice the dents in the expensive refrigerator? How long will it take Mary Rose to realize that the car alarm that has been going off all morning is hers, and how on earth did her sharpest pair of scissors wind up in her toddler's hands?
As frustrations mount, she experiences a flare-up of forgotten symptoms of a childhood illness that compel her to rethink her own upbringing and family history. Over the course of one outwardly ordinary week, Mary Rose's world threatens to unravel, and the specter of violence raises its head with dangerous implications for her and her children.
With humor and unerring emotional accuracy, Adult Onset explores the pleasures and pressures of family bonds, powerful and yet so easily twisted and broken. Ann-Marie MacDonald has crafted a searing, terrifying, yet ultimately uplifting story.
©2015 Ann-Marie MacDonald (P)2015 Random House Audio
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By T on 12-28-17

NEW Narrator needed desperately

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

While the content of this book is good the reading of it is so frantic, so manic and stressful to listen to I had to yank my headphones out and return the audio book. The writer should stick to writing and have someone MELLOW read the book, its unbearable to listen to this!!

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By Amazon Customer on 11-13-17

Pefectley Relatable

I love a book I will know when it ends, I will for sure listen to it again! This book is so good. The author reading it brings out so much in the book. Really, Really good job.
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