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The Rest of Her Life

Laura Moriarty

In The Rest of Her Life, Laura Moriarty delivers a luminous, compassionate, and provocative look at how mothers and daughters with the best intentions can be blind to the harm they do to one another. Leigh is the mother of high-achieving, popular high school senior Kara. Their relationship is already strained for reasons Leigh does not fully understand when, in a moment of carelessness, Kara makes a mistake that ends in tragedy-the effects of which not only divide Leigh's family, but polarize the entire community. We see the story from Leigh's perspective, as she grapples with the hard reality of what her daughter has done and the devastating consequences her actions have on the family of another teenage girl in town, all while struggling to protect Kara in the face of rising public outcry. Like the best works of Jane Hamilton, Jodi Picoult, and Alice Sebold, Laura Moriarty's The Rest of Her Life is a novel of complex moral dilemma, filled with nuanced characters and a page-turning plot that makes readers ask themselves, "What would I do?"

In The Rest of Her Life, Laura Moriarty delivers a luminous, compassionate, and provocative look at how mothers and daughters with the best intentions can be blind to the harm they do to one another. Leigh is the mother of high-achieving, popular high school senior Kara. Their relationship is already strained for reasons Leigh does not fully understand when, in a moment of carelessness, Kara makes a mistake that ends in tragedy-the effects of which not only divide Leigh's family, but polarize the entire community. We see the story from Leigh's perspective, as she grapples with the hard reality of what her daughter has done and the devastating consequences her actions have on the family of another teenage girl in town, all while struggling to protect Kara in the face of rising public outcry. Like the best works of Jane Hamilton, Jodi Picoult, and Alice Sebold, Laura Moriarty's The Rest of Her Life is a novel of complex moral dilemma, filled with nuanced characters and a page-turning plot that makes readers ask themselves, "What would I do?"
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In The Rest of Her Life, Laura Moriarty delivers a luminous, compassionate, and provocative look at how mothers and daughters with the best intentions can be blind to the harm they do to one another. Leigh is the mother of high-achieving, popular high school senior Kara. Their relationship is already strained for reasons Leigh does not fully understand when, in a moment of carelessness, Kara makes a mistake that ends in tragedy-the effects of which not only divide Leigh's family, but polarize the entire community. We see the story from Leigh's perspective, as she grapples with the hard reality of what her daughter has done and the devastating consequences her actions have on the family of another teenage girl in town, all while struggling to protect Kara in the face of rising public outcry. Like the best works of Jane Hamilton, Jodi Picoult, and Alice Sebold, Laura Moriarty's The Rest of Her Life is a novel of complex moral dilemma, filled with nuanced characters and a page-turning plot that makes readers ask themselves, "What would I do?"

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Gibson

Length:

11h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:35

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

10:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

12:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:26