Give as a Gift

Send this book as a Gift!

Book Rating (67)

Narrator Rating (14)

Soulmates: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: September 2016

Duration: 7 hours 59 minutes

Summary:

'For anyone who has ever suspected something sinister lurking behind the craze of new-age spirituality, Jessica Grose has crafted just the tale for you. With the delicious bite of satire and the page-turning satisfaction of a thriller, Soulmates is a deeply compelling, funny and sharply observed look at just how far we will go to achieve inner peace.'—Lena Dunham
A clever, timely novel about a marriage, and infidelity, the meaning of true spirituality, perception and reality from the author of Sad Desk Salad, in which a scorned ex-wife tries to puzzle out the pieces of her husband’s mysterious death at a yoga retreat and their life together.
It’s been two years since the divorce, and Dana has moved on. She’s killing it at her law firm, she’s never looked better, thanks to all those healthy meals she cooks, and she’s thrown away Ethan’s ratty old plaid recliner. She hardly thinks about her husband—ex-husband—anymore, or about how the man she’d known since college ran away to the Southwest with a yoga instructor, spouting spiritual claptrap that Dana still can’t comprehend.
But when she sees Ethan’s picture splashed across the front page of the New York Post—'Nama-Slay: Yoga Couple Found Dead in New Mexico Cave'—Dana discovers she hasn’t fully let go of Ethan or the past. The article implies that it was a murder-suicide, and Ethan’s to blame. How could the man she once loved so deeply be a killer? Restless to find answers that might help her finally to let go, Dana begins to dig into the mystery surrounding Ethan’s death. Sifting through the clues of his life, Dana finds herself back in the last years of their marriage . . . and discovers that their relationship—like Ethan’s death—wasn’t what it appeared to be.
A novel of marriage, meditation, and all the spaces in between, Soulmates is a page-turning mystery, a delicious satire of our feel-good spiritual culture, and a nuanced look at contemporary relationships by one of the sharpest writers working today.

Genres:

  • Donna C.

    Really enjoyed. It is like the author took church of Scientology, Jehova Witness, Mormans and a little Catholic combined them together for a new age cult story. Very different. I really enjoyed. Wasn’t expecting the ending.

  • Cathy B

    Very enjoyable read. Such a twist in the end of the tale. Recognized many of the characters and found myself nodding my head and laughing more than once. Highly recommend

  • Susan M

    Really great book. Not much of a psychological thriller, but decent mystery.

  • Terry C

    Enjoyed the book.

  • Maxine D

    Nice book. Nice story. Loved it all. The narrators did a good job too.

  • Tracy B

    Sadly, I just could not get into this book. Other reviewers enjoyed it, but it was so draggy for the first couple hours, I just moved on to my next book. Sorry.

  • Olivia Mulkin

    Loved it!

  • Kristi Green

    This book honestly kept my attention I recommended it to a friend.

  • Nancy Krehlik

    Eerily compelling. Not great literature, but an interesting mystery. Narration annoying at times. Unexpected twist.

  • Chantal Boisvert

    This was not a book of great literary fiction but it is a highly entertaining story. I listened to it while traveling and it was perfect; not requiring my full attention. The narration was captivating, which I fully appreciated.

Soulmates: A Novel

by Jessica Grose

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Soulmates: A Novel, Jessica Grose