Infinite Home

  • by Kathleen Alcott
  • Narrated by Christa Lewis
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A beautifully wrought story of an ad hoc family and the crisis they must overcome together.
Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways - in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart - the renters struggle to navigate daily existence and soon come to realize that Edith's deteriorating mind and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, are the greatest challenges they must confront together.
Faced with eviction by Owen and his designs on the building, the tenants - Paulie, an unusually disabled man, and his burdened sister, Claudia; Edward, a misanthropic stand-up comic; Adeleine, a beautiful agoraphobe; and Thomas, a young artist recovering from a stroke - must find in one another what the world has not yet offered or has taken from them: family, respite, security, worth, love.
The threat to their home scatters them far from where they've begun, to an ascetic commune in Northern California, the motel rooms of depressed middle America, and a stunning natural phenomenon in Tennessee, endangering their lives and their visions of themselves along the way.
With humanity, humor, grace, and striking prose, Kathleen Alcott portrays these unforgettable characters in their search for connection, for a life worth living, for home.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A literary feast

What made the experience of listening to Infinite Home the most enjoyable?

Christa Lewis' narration is superb.

What did you like best about this story?

The luscious figurative language and fascinating characters; all of the residents of the building are intricately drawn.

What does Christa Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Christa Lewis' narration was a perfect fit for the book. Her smooth delivery takes you through descriptions and inner lives of the characters with a fluidity that allows the listener to savor the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I will be listening to other books by both the author and the narrator.

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- Rosemary Benson

Infinitely Tedious

What would have made Infinite Home better?

More believable, likeable characters.

What could Kathleen Alcott have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Shorten it.

How could the performance have been better?

Not a big problem with the performance--just felt as if the story droned on and on.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Her written language is beautiful. It was the story and characters that were so tedious.

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- TheDallesmbt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.