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The Awkward Age

A Novel

By Francesca Segal
Narrated by Jayne Entwistle / 11 hours 8 minutes

"A very smart, soulful, compelling, elegantly written domestic novel about a wedged-together family, and what can go wrong when teenage children decide they have minds (and hormones) of their own." Nick Hornby 

“A spry and accomplished comedy of manners.” —The New York Times Book Review


“They've chosen the one thing that will make our family life impossible. It's genius really, when you think about it. It's the perfect sabotage.”
 
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 seventeen-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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Author
Narrator Jayne Entwistle
ISBN 9781524777258
Length 11 hours 8 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature & Literary Fiction
Libro.fm rank #20,285 Overall
Genre rank #2,365 in Literary Fiction