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The Explanation for Everything

Unabridged   8.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/03/2013

The Explanation for Everything

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622312511
Digital Download ISBN:9781622312528


From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family comes a deeply human story of the consuming nature of grief, our desperate search for meaning, and the salvation that only love has to offer.

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Product Description

Biology professor Andy Waite is finally beginning to pick up the pieces years after a drunk driver killed his wife. Between finishing his research and taking care of his young daughters, he has reasons to get through the day, and most days he does without falling apart. That is, until a young female student enters his life and turns it upside down.

Melissa Potter is a passionate evangelist hoping to write the definitive paper about Creationism. She makes Andy’s Darwinian certainty—and his grief—a personal challenge. As she chips away at his committed atheism, he begins to realize the emptiness that he’s been living with for too long. But when the relationship turns romantic, the boundaries he’s worked so hard to maintain—personally and professionally—start to blur, and soon it’s unclear what kind of deliverance he really needs.


“Narrator Rick Adamson shines in his depiction of this novel’s characters. . . . This thought-provoking and emotionally satisfying novel is rendered even more so by Adamson.”

“This engaging, and provocative novel is hard to put down. Highly recommended.”
      —Library Journal [HC starred review]

“Grodstein handles everything with a subtle wit, managing to skewer both the ultraconservative and the ultraliberal without making either seem absolutely wrong.”

Author Bio

LAUREN GRODSTEIN is author of the bestselling novel A Friend of the Family, also a HighBridge audiobook, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Editor’s Pick, and an Indie Next selection. She is also the author of the story collection The Best of Animals and the novel Reproduction Is the Flaw of Love. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.

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