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"What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I'm funny."

Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practise her other calling: as an unofficial shrink. For years, she has supported her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but then her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia has become famous for her prescient podcast, 'Hell and High Water', and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization.

As she dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to acknowledge the limits of what she can do. But if she can't save others, then what, or who, might save her?

And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in - funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad.

©2020 Jenny Offill (P)2020 Jenny Offill

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A Stream of Consciousness

There's barely any plot to this book. It's more like a stream of neurotic thoughts with the occasional piece of historical or geographical trivia thrown in.
Cassandra Campbell reads it in a calm and dreamy way. It was hard to stay engaged, or to care.
Not very satisfying.

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  • 06-25-20

Brilliant and strange

I don't think I have ever listened to a book quite like this. "Unique" is a word I don't like to use when reviewing a book.... But this is, kind of unique. Totally modern, charmingly dystopian.... A novel for these times, whatever they may be

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  • Sarah
  • 05-24-20

Gentle observations on contemporary life

Thoughtful, moving and funny observations enmeshed in a gently told story of contemporary life with its joys and woes. I cared so much for the characters I was sorry when the book came to an end.

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  • bookylady
  • 05-07-20

Uninspiring

I'm really not sure what to say about this one. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. A bit dull, plodding along. It didn't hold my attention and I found it to be full of seemingly unconnected threads.

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  • Minkymoo
  • 11-07-20

A picture of contemporary anxiety

Odd stream of consciousness style, I had to stop listening during the USA election cycle as it mirrored my own anxiety too much. interesting idea, quite funny.

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  • coolreader
  • 04-18-20

Dull ramblings of a boring protagonist

Don’t really see what all the fuss is about. This was well performed by a good narrator, but the story was pointless and the main character rather pathetic.

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  • Chris Bartkus
  • 02-09-21

Soooo Dull.

The writing is good, but it’s just such a boring story. Nothing happens. I was waiting for something to begin, and then it ended.

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  • Stephen Gregory
  • 08-07-20

Unsuitable for audio book

Offill by author & awful by audio.
I don’t know what this book reads like or how it presents in print but, ugh! - far from an easy listen. Disappointed as my local bookshop is usually spot on with my tastes..