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After You - A Novel

Julie Buxbaum

The complexities of a friendship. The unexplored doubts of a marriage. And the redemptive power of literature...Julie Buxbaum, the acclaimed author of The Opposite of Love, delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other-and ourselves. It happened on a tree-lined street in Notting Hill to a woman who seemed to have the perfect life. Ellie Lerner's best friend, Lucy, was murdered in front of her young daughter. And, as best friends do, Ellie dropped everything-her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs-to travel to London and pick up the pieces of Lucy's life. While Lucy's husband, Greg, copes with his grief by retreating into himself, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking. Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As the two spend hours exploring the novel's winding passageways, its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them. But so, too, do Lucy's secrets-some big, some small-secrets Lucy kept hidden, even from her best friend. Over a summer in London, as Ellie peels back the layers of her friend's life, she's forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she'd hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellie's carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life-and those around her- forever. A novel that will resonate in the heart of anyone who's had a best friend, a love lost, or a past full of regrets, After You proves once again the unique and compelling talent of Julie Buxbaum.

The complexities of a friendship. The unexplored doubts of a marriage. And the redemptive power of literature...Julie Buxbaum, the acclaimed author of The Opposite of Love, delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other-and ourselves. It happened on a tree-lined street in Notting Hill to a woman who seemed to have the perfect life. Ellie Lerner's best friend, Lucy, was murdered in front of her young daughter. And, as best friends do, Ellie dropped everything-her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs-to travel to London and pick up the pieces of Lucy's life. While Lucy's husband, Greg, copes with his grief by retreating into himself, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking. Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As the two spend hours exploring the novel's winding passageways, its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them. But so, too, do Lucy's secrets-some big, some small-secrets Lucy kept hidden, even from her best friend. Over a summer in London, as Ellie peels back the layers of her friend's life, she's forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she'd hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellie's carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life-and those around her- forever. A novel that will resonate in the heart of anyone who's had a best friend, a love lost, or a past full of regrets, After You proves once again the unique and compelling talent of Julie Buxbaum.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The complexities of a friendship. The unexplored doubts of a marriage. And the redemptive power of literature...Julie Buxbaum, the acclaimed author of The Opposite of Love, delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other-and ourselves. It happened on a tree-lined street in Notting Hill to a woman who seemed to have the perfect life. Ellie Lerner's best friend, Lucy, was murdered in front of her young daughter. And, as best friends do, Ellie dropped everything-her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs-to travel to London and pick up the pieces of Lucy's life. While Lucy's husband, Greg, copes with his grief by retreating into himself, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking. Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As the two spend hours exploring the novel's winding passageways, its story of hurt, magic, and healing blooms around them. But so, too, do Lucy's secrets-some big, some small-secrets Lucy kept hidden, even from her best friend. Over a summer in London, as Ellie peels back the layers of her friend's life, she's forced to confront her own as well: the marriage she left behind, the loss she'd hoped to escape. And suddenly Ellie's carefully constructed existence is spinning out of control in a chain of events that will transform her life-and those around her- forever. A novel that will resonate in the heart of anyone who's had a best friend, a love lost, or a past full of regrets, After You proves once again the unique and compelling talent of Julie Buxbaum.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amber Sealey

Length:

10h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:08


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:21


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:10


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:08


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:29