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The Office of Desire - A Novel

Martha Moody

From the author of the runaway bestselling novel Best Friends comes a smart, touching novel about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others. Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs-three close friends who have been brought together while working at the cozy medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub in Midburg, Ohio. But when Alicia and Dr. Strub begin an affair, a dramatic chain of events ensues that gradually but drastically alters the office environment-ultimately requiring all five coworkers to redefine their relationships to one another. As Dr. Strub's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, Dr. Markowitz is faced with the dire illness of his own wife and the secret life she has kept from him. Nurse Alicia withdraws to focus on her prodigy son; receptionist Caroline enters into a strange romance she previously would have dismissed; and office manager Brice, his once-ordered world disintegrating, is set dangerously adrift. Finally, a questionable business venture that evolves into financial scandal precipitates a monstrous tragedy that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Warm, moving, and witty, The Office of Desire offers an insightful look at human nature that will appeal to those who loved Moody's previous novel and anyone else who has worked in an office.

From the author of the runaway bestselling novel Best Friends comes a smart, touching novel about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others. Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs-three close friends who have been brought together while working at the cozy medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub in Midburg, Ohio. But when Alicia and Dr. Strub begin an affair, a dramatic chain of events ensues that gradually but drastically alters the office environment-ultimately requiring all five coworkers to redefine their relationships to one another. As Dr. Strub's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, Dr. Markowitz is faced with the dire illness of his own wife and the secret life she has kept from him. Nurse Alicia withdraws to focus on her prodigy son; receptionist Caroline enters into a strange romance she previously would have dismissed; and office manager Brice, his once-ordered world disintegrating, is set dangerously adrift. Finally, a questionable business venture that evolves into financial scandal precipitates a monstrous tragedy that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Warm, moving, and witty, The Office of Desire offers an insightful look at human nature that will appeal to those who loved Moody's previous novel and anyone else who has worked in an office.
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From the author of the runaway bestselling novel Best Friends comes a smart, touching novel about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others. Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs-three close friends who have been brought together while working at the cozy medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub in Midburg, Ohio. But when Alicia and Dr. Strub begin an affair, a dramatic chain of events ensues that gradually but drastically alters the office environment-ultimately requiring all five coworkers to redefine their relationships to one another. As Dr. Strub's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, Dr. Markowitz is faced with the dire illness of his own wife and the secret life she has kept from him. Nurse Alicia withdraws to focus on her prodigy son; receptionist Caroline enters into a strange romance she previously would have dismissed; and office manager Brice, his once-ordered world disintegrating, is set dangerously adrift. Finally, a questionable business venture that evolves into financial scandal precipitates a monstrous tragedy that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Warm, moving, and witty, The Office of Desire offers an insightful look at human nature that will appeal to those who loved Moody's previous novel and anyone else who has worked in an office.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

12:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

11:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

13:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

12:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

10:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

13:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:25