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The Book of Why - A Novel

Nicholas Montemarano

"This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge Self-help writer Eric Newborn's motivational books have spawned a legion of devoted followers who swear that his ideas have pulled their lives from the brink. But after Eric can't save his own wife from dying, he finds himself at a loss -- the power of positive thinking is simply not enough to overcome his grief. Retreating to the home he and his wife shared on Martha's Vineyard, Eric, with his dog as his closest companion, attempts to distance himself from the teachings he has come to hate. But when a woman named Sam shows up at his door one night five years later, Eric must finally confront his heartache and reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. At once a powerful love story, a stirring portrait of a soul laid bare by grief, and a celebration of coincidence, connection, and the belief that true love never dies, The Book of Why explores the deep powers of the heart and mind to shape the world around us, blurring the lines between loss and love, fate and free will, despair and joy.

"This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge Self-help writer Eric Newborn's motivational books have spawned a legion of devoted followers who swear that his ideas have pulled their lives from the brink. But after Eric can't save his own wife from dying, he finds himself at a loss -- the power of positive thinking is simply not enough to overcome his grief. Retreating to the home he and his wife shared on Martha's Vineyard, Eric, with his dog as his closest companion, attempts to distance himself from the teachings he has come to hate. But when a woman named Sam shows up at his door one night five years later, Eric must finally confront his heartache and reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. At once a powerful love story, a stirring portrait of a soul laid bare by grief, and a celebration of coincidence, connection, and the belief that true love never dies, The Book of Why explores the deep powers of the heart and mind to shape the world around us, blurring the lines between loss and love, fate and free will, despair and joy.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge Self-help writer Eric Newborn's motivational books have spawned a legion of devoted followers who swear that his ideas have pulled their lives from the brink. But after Eric can't save his own wife from dying, he finds himself at a loss -- the power of positive thinking is simply not enough to overcome his grief. Retreating to the home he and his wife shared on Martha's Vineyard, Eric, with his dog as his closest companion, attempts to distance himself from the teachings he has come to hate. But when a woman named Sam shows up at his door one night five years later, Eric must finally confront his heartache and reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. At once a powerful love story, a stirring portrait of a soul laid bare by grief, and a celebration of coincidence, connection, and the belief that true love never dies, The Book of Why explores the deep powers of the heart and mind to shape the world around us, blurring the lines between loss and love, fate and free will, despair and joy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Troxell

Length:

7h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

40:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:58