Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different

Audiobook CD - 2016
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Initiating small changes that she hopes will reverse negative patterns in her life, Eleanor Flood is derailed by her family members' unethical practices before an encounter with a former colleague triggers dramas that reveal a buried secret.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, [2016]
ISBN: 9781478927624
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in + CD Rom.
Additional Contributors: Wilhoite, Kathleen 1964-


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Oct 16, 2017

I was stuck in the car with one book on CD- "Today Will be Different". I found the what I heard to be largely disjointed, depressing and largely irrelevant. It just goes to show- I guess anyone can write a book, but this does not mean just anyone should. If it picked up past the first disk, I would not know as I decided that life is too short. Does the author really want us to think that she named ( or even calls) her child Timby?

JCLHopeH Apr 20, 2017

A quick, light read that touches on real struggles of marriage and parenthood with a healthy dose of Maria-Semple-branded satirical humor.

VaughanPLMallory Nov 14, 2016

I really enjoyed this story of a middle aged woman who lost sight of what's important, and forgot to treat those that she loves the most the best. The narrative flips around a lot, and while the story occurs over just one day, the narration jumps to different flashbacks and even different points of view that get pretty confusing. I found the main character likeable, but not exactly loveable, which made her seem more real to me. The writing style is witty, and the narrator has great expression that make this an excellent audiobook. However, I didn't read the PDF which has some graphics to most likely add to the story. Also, there are a lot of Christianity references throughout.

Oct 29, 2016

Eleanor Flood is a 50-year old mess. Her husband is acting strangely and her 10-year-old son has suddenly become very clingy. As Eleanor resolves to be a better self, she finds herself journeying backwards through her life in a single day. As the reader enters Eleanor's world, they encounter a cast of unforgettable characters and the author's sharp wit and jabs at upper-middle class life in Seattle. A good subtitle for the book might be "What is old is new again".


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