• Good Riddance

  • By: Elinor Lipman
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (215 ratings)

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Good Riddance

By: Elinor Lipman
Narrated by: Mia Barron
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Publisher's summary

Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one - not always charitably - and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds.

In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, "spark joy"), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries - not to mention her own family's - take on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignant and absurd.

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Critic reviews

"Narrator Mia Barron's light, airy delivery fits this contemporary rom-com about a young woman starting over in New York City.... Using a variety of accents and registers, Barron gives the characters distinct voices and cadences, rounding out their personalities and adding spark to this lighthearted story." (AudioFile)

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"I know more than a few book hoarders who are outright hostile toward the decluttering trend that they perceive as a threat to their shelves, and their souls. These are good people, and while I'm not sure their fears are justified, I can empathize. So when I heard that Good Riddance kicks off with a regret-inducing act of tiding that separates Daphne Maritch from the 1968 high school year book her deceased mother willed to her, I was immediately intrigued. As it turns out, this story does nothing to resolve that debate, but it does a whole lot to entertain! It's simply a delightfully fun listen, and narrator Mia Barron sparks a whole lot of joy, no matter what your shelves look like." —Tricia F., Audible Editor