Learning to Stay

  • by Erin Celello
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What do you do when the man you’re married to is no longer the man you married?
Elise Sabato is proud of her husband, Brad, for serving his country...and grateful when he returns home to her. But the traumatic brain injury he suffered in Iraq has turned him from a thoughtful, brilliant, and patient man into someone quite different - someone who requires more care and attention than Elise can give while working at a demanding law firm. And when Brad ends up on his family’s farm, hundreds of miles away, she wonders where their marriage is headed.
Elise feels she must decide between the life she always wanted and the life she seems to be living...until she finds inspiration in the most unlikely of places: a lovable dog named Jones, who teaches her that when the best-laid plans take unexpected turns, sometimes you end up right where you were meant to be.


What the Critics Say

"A timely novel, but also a novel that speaks to the tides of any marriage, in peacetime or at war." (Joseph Monninger, author of Margaret from Maine)
"Riveting and tender…the emotional battle a wife must wage to bring her husband back to her." (Erika Marks, author of The Mermaid Collector)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Extremely poignant and powerful

The story is carefully crafted, and just when you become cynical that there's going to be an unexpected twist or the "deus ex machina" will solve everything, the story delves deeper. It is an excellent recording that often had my husband coming it to the garage wondering what's wrong as I sat listening to it in my car (not running lol), crying.
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- Wiroi1

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-29-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio