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Is This Tomorrow

Fiction: Popular Fiction
Unabridged   11.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/07/2013

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Is This Tomorrow

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622311422
Digital Download ISBN:9781622311439


A story staged during the age of Cold War politics and McCarthyism, Leavitt’s riveting and powerful work explores how our darkest fears can poison our world—if we let them.

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Product Description

It’s 1956, and working-mother Ava Lark and her son, Lewis, have rented a house in a less-than-welcoming Boston suburb. There, Lewis finds he is only able to befriend the other fatherless kids on the block, Jimmy and Rose. But when Jimmy goes missing, neighborhood paranoia ramps to new heights, further ostracizing Ava and Lewis.

Lewis never recovers from the loss of his childhood friend. In his twenties, he is a failure in love, living without direction, estranged from his mother. When Jimmy’s disappearance is unexpectedly solved, however, Lewis, Rose, and Ava are thrown together once more to try to untangle the remaining pieces of the puzzle and reclaim something of what they have lost.


“The audio version . . . enhanced the tension and anticipation.”
      —Mixed Media Reviews

“Xe Sands has a talent for capturing the essence of the characters in Leavitt’s story. . . . [Her] performance subtly evokes the varied personalities of adolescent boys, the wistful longing of a youthful divorcée, the lazy drawl of a jazz musician, the anxiety of frantic parents, and the judgmental overtones of nosy neighbors.”
      —AudioFile [Earphones Award Winner]

      —Vanity Fair

“This tale of domestic suspense builds to a shocking climax and will appeal to anyone immersed in suburban lore.”
      —Library Journal [HC starred review]

“Leavitt has a way of crafting the loveliest novels out of tragedy. . . . It’s her examination of loss, grief, and disappointment that will engross readers.”

“Compelling work explores how a tragedy casts a shadow. . . . Life isn’t always what we expect, a fact that is thoughtfully explored in this beautifully rendered tale.”

“Exquisite. . . . with characters so real they feel technicolor, a plot that beats like a racing pulse, and prose so lovely that sometimes I found myself repeating the words out loud.”
      —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and Lone Wolf

“With wit and a perfect eye into the human heart, Caroline Leavitt has given us a truly unique story of love, loyalty, loss, betrayal, secrets, healing.”
      —Sue Monk Kidd, bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees

Author Bio

CAROLINE LEAVITT is the award-winning author of eight novels. Her essays and stories have been included in New York magazine, Psychology Today, More, Parenting, Redbook, and Salon. She’s a columnist for the Boston Globe, a book reviewer for People, and a writing instructor at UCLA online.

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