Title from Playaway label.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Read by Marin Ireland.
From the #1New York Timesbestselling author comes a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis. Diana OToole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. Shes an associate specialist at Sothebys now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. Shes not engagedjustyet, but she knows her boyfriend,Finn,a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galpagosdays before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: Its all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind.You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes. Almost immediately, Dianas dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel theyd booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her fathers suspicion of outsiders. In the Galpagos Islands, where Darwins theory of evolution bynatural selection was formed, Diana finds herselfexamining her relationships, her choices, and herselfand wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.
Playaway Digital Audio.