The Book That Matters Most

  • by Ann Hood
  • Narrated by Nina Alvamar
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the best-selling author of The Knitting Circle.
Ava's 25-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood - one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother.
Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter, Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

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A MUST read

If you could sum up The Book That Matters Most in three words, what would they be?

This is just a great feel book. I love the cast of characters. I love the twists and turns and surprises. But what i liked most was, it was real life. unpredictable and this is how we deal with life.


If you could rename The Book That Matters Most, what would you call it?

Perfect title


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- Kate King

Pleasure able but somewhat predictable.

A pleasure. A teensy bit predictable though. I almost never guess the endings of books but I figured this one out about 2/3 of the way through. Still recommend it though. I liked the female characters that were both strong and weak at the same time.
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- lisia ross

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books