The Shortest Way Home

The Shortest Way Home

by Juliette Fay

Narrated by Sean Runnette

Unabridged — 13 hours, 39 minutes

The Shortest Way Home

The Shortest Way Home

by Juliette Fay

Narrated by Sean Runnette

Unabridged — 13 hours, 39 minutes

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Overview

Sean Doran has spent twenty years in third-world war zones and natural disaster areas, fully embracing what he'd always felt was his purpose: doing as much good as possible. But when burnout sets in, Sean finds himself reluctantly drawn home to Belham, Massachusetts, the setting of Juliette Fay's much-loved Shelter Me. There, he discovers that his steely elderly aunt, dramatic sister, and quirky nephew are having a little natural disaster of their own. When he reconnects with a woman from his past, Sean has to wonder if his destiny is about to be rewritten all over again.

Another perfect slice of life from the irresistible Fay, this novel is full of humor, heart, and hope for finding yourself where you least expect to.


Editorial Reviews

New York Times bestselling author Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Heartfelt…Juliette Fay does a wonderful job creating this quirky, lovable cast of characters finding their way in life and love.”

New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos

The Shortest Way Home is Juliette Fay’s best yet and shows us that loving the people in your life can be as exciting, as daring, as difficult an adventure as any.”

Booklist

Fans of Fay’s first novel, Shelter Me, will spot a familiar face in Sean’s hometown, and readers old and new will fall in love with the flawed, endearing cast of characters. A beautifully written novel infused with Fay’s generous spirit.”

bestselling author of Pure Julianna Baggott

The Shortest Way Home is…as complex and full of surprises as the well-examined lifeThis is one beautiful novel, rich with depth and heart.”

New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer

If you’ve ever thought you or anyone in your family might be just a bit less than perfect, read this book.”

From the Publisher

Fay is one of the best authors of women's fiction, and her novels are not to be missed. A moving, introspective look at what it means to be family, and to be truly home." -Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Fay's third novel follows the heartfelt journey of a man who has spent a lifetime escaping family ties only to discover a pull much more fulfilling than leaving. Fans of Fay's first novel, Shelter Me (2009), will spot a familiar face in Sean's hometown, and readers old and new will fall in love with the flawed, endearing cast of characters. A beautifully written novel infused with Fay's generous spirit." -Booklist

"A touching exploration of a damaged family working to repair itself, with universal appeal ..."-Publishers Weekly

"As a longtime unabashed fan of Juliette Fay and her books, I don't say this lightly: THE SHORTEST WAY HOME is her best yet. Sean Doran is splendidly human: heroic and frightened, charming and exasperating. It was wonderful to watch this wanderer of war zones and disasters come home to discover that loving the people in your life can be as exciting, as daring, as difficult an adventure as any." -Marisa de los Santos, bestselling author of Falling Together, Belong to Me and Love Walked In

"With trademark wit and grace, Juliette Fay portrays a man forced to rescue his family as he reaches for his own freedom. Put up your feet, put aside the night, and get ready to lose some sleep." -Randy Susan Meyers, best selling author of The Murderer's Daughters

"A smart, sincere look at the meaning of home, the complicated nature of family ties, and how the things we run from are often what we need the most. Juliette Fay has created characters who will stick with you long after the final page." -Allie Larkin, author of Stay

Product Details

BN ID: 2940169916799
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
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