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The Half Life

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Katie Finneran

1 Hours 16 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

February 2011

Audio Book Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s short story, The Half Life, previously published in Redbook magazine is now available on audio.

From Redbook ’s Red-Hot Read series, a short story by the New York Times #1 bestselling author of In Her Shoes and Fly Away Home …

“My life is over,” Piper DeWitt thinks to herself, awaiting departure in the overcrowded International Terminal of the Philadelphia airport for an overseas business trip, to romantic Paris no less. She watched as her husband, Tosh, put his own suitcase into the trunk of a taxi the day before. He’d been telling her for months that he wasn’t happy, and though she still wants to believe it is just a phase, after a call to her mother from the Admiral’s Club, she can no longer deny that he’s left her, left their home, left their four-year-old daughter in her mother’s sole care.

Piper met Tosh when she was only twenty-two, just the way self help books said she would—when she wasn’t looking. Now at forty, she wonders how, through all those years, they’d gotten to this place in their marriage. When her flight is canceled due to volcanic ash spreading from Iceland across Europe, and when a handsome stranger offers her an invitation to share a cab, she realizes she can take a departure from her own life. And after a day of living like a tourist in her own city, she hopes she can still find her way home…

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  • Jennifer D

    Disappointing.. was a fan of Weiner's books and thought that this would be a quick easy little story. I felt like this story was completely void of any significant plot. I could not even begin to understand the character either. I am not going to give up on Weiner, (as one bad story does not ruin the bunch), but I am upset that I actually had to pay for this one! I have loved so many other of her books in the past!

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  • Michelle Ammentorp

    Why was this book put in romantic comedies? It was anything but a romantic comedy. No romance. No comedy. And short as hell. I cannot believe I wasted money on this.

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