The Awkward Age

  • by Francesca Segal
  • Narrated by Jayne Entwistle
  • 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A wry, tender novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary choices.
Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted - if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's 17-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.
This is a moving and powerful novel about the modern family: about starting over; about love, guilt, and generosity; about building something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they make mistakes. We would give anything to make our children happy. But how much should they ask?

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Could not empathize with any of the characters...

Awkward age indeed!! At times I felt physical pain from one awkwardly aged teenage girl whose antics the story revolves around. Saved only by the brilliance of Jane Entwistle, if it wasn't for her I don't think I would have reached the end.
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- Dima

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio