Joy For Beginners

Joy For Beginners


Read by: Cassandra Campbell

Format
Audiobook Download – Unabridged
Price
$29.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Audiobook Download – Unabridged
  • ISBN 9781101484395
  • 07:52:00 Duration
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult

Overview

“Moving, touching, wonderfully written, inspiring to read.” -Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the RainAt an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate’s recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them. To celebrate her new lease on life, she’ll do the one thing that’s always terrified her: white-water rafting. But if she goes, all of them will also do something they always swore they’d never do-and Kate is going to choose their adventures.Shimmering with warmth, wit, and insight, Joy for Beginners is a celebration of life: unexpected, lyrical, and deeply satisfying.

Praise

“A joy to read. Bauermeister gives us characters who revel in the best of what life has to offer—loving relationships, fine food, good books, and travel—and she writes with keen observance and wry wit…Readers will be inspired to leap into their own lives with renewed gusto.”- Stephanie Kallos, author of Sing Them Home
 
Joy for Beginners takes us on the emotional journeys of seven women seeking to transform their lives, and proves that sometimes what we really need to inspire us to change is a good, firm shove. Erica Bauermeister’s prose is evocative and compelling.” –Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

Bauermeister has created a cast of textured and nuanced characters who individually and as a group speak to what makes women interesting and enigmatic. Her prose is velvety smooth, revealing life at once mournful and auspicious. Joyful, indeed.”
–Library Journal (starred review) 
 
 “How transporting to live, even briefly, inside these women’s lives.”
—Laura Hansen, Bookin’ it
 
“Sensual…evocative…A book designed to fill you up and make you hungry for life.”
Publishers Weekly
 
Joy for Beginners is ultimately a celebration of life; a literary confirmation of the power of friendship.”
—Carol Cassella, author of Oxygen

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