This Is Where We Live

A Novel
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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This Is Where We Live tells the story of Claudia and Jeremy, a young married couple (she’s an aspiring filmmaker, he’s an indie musician) who are on the verge of making it. Her first film was a sensation at Sundance and is about to have its theatrical release; he’s assembled a new band and is a few songs shy of an album. They’ve recently purchased their first home—an adorable mid-century bungalow with a breathtaking view of the city of Los Angeles—with the magical assistance of an adjustable-rate mortgage. But a series of seismic events—the tanking of Claudia’s film, the return of Jeremy’s ex-girlfriend, and the staggering adjustment of their monthly mortgage payments—deal a crushing blow to their dreams of the bohemian life and their professional aspirations and make them question their values and their shared vision of the future.

This Is Where We Live is a novel about the crucible of this economic moment—the way these times play with our hopes, compel us to reckon with our ambition, test our capacity for reinvention, and ask us to question the very things we love.

©2010 Janelle Brown (P)2010 Random House

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it held my interest but....

I didn't like the male narrator, I would of preferred the female to do the whole book. I also hated the male character, he was weak and spinless. I couldn't feel for him at all.

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I don't want to live here...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. It was not an interesting listen. The story was weak and didn't really have any point.

Would you ever listen to anything by Janelle Brown again?

No.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

Do you think This Is Where We Live needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. It does not need any sort of followup. It needs a Lifetime movie.