Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature. Louisa resents that the charismatic Clem has always been the favorite; yet as Clem puts it, "On the other side of the fence - mine - every expectation you fulfill . . . puts you one stop closer to that Grand Canyon rim from which you could one day rule the world - or plummet in very grand style."
In this vivid, heart-rending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is "like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching."
Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass's previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.
©2008 Julia Glass; (P)2008 Random House Audio
I have tried several times to listen to this book out of whatever misplaced loyalty makes me not want to put down a book. But today, I have thrown in the towel -- please do not let this author read any more of her own work. She is a writer, not a actress or narrator. If the story were more interesting or less insipid maybe it would be worth sticking -- but it isn't interesting and it is insipid!
I don't often feel compelled to write a review, but since Audiobooks recommended this one to me(presumably based upon the previous books I've read), I feel that I must expound a bit about how this book goes nowhere. If you like your reader to read to you, using a "Valley Girl" accent, tinged throughout with a hint of sarcasm, then this is the read for you. I don't think the author really intended that kind of "voice" for the main characters (two sisters), though the entire story strikes me as a shallow romance, presented in the form of these two sisters commenting upon and analyzing each other's every move, mood and intent. Funny thing, I've never ordered shallow romances before! I only made it through 4.5 hours.
I have no idea
The narrative was bad, 2 people. The story wasn't grabbing my attention
I heard an excerpt of this book on "book radio" on satelite, and I needed to heart it from the beginning. I laughed and cried many times during this listen. Well worth it.
It was a fascinating story. Leaving many questions unanswered as they should be, but giving a very realistic view of an often untold event.
I haven't listened to any other performances
No, I listened to it over a one week period.
This one gets a "D". Dismal. Dull. Disappointing.
Two aging hippie women blab on through the decades.
This book is all dialogue. I read to escape dialogue.
You can just hear the caramel lattes, tiramisu and
locally grown vegetables ooze through the
voices of these women.
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