The Other Family by Loretta Nyhan audiobook

The Other Family: A Novel

By Loretta Nyhan
Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

Brilliance Audio 9781542006439
8.97 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $24.99

    ISBN: 9781799744368

From the bestselling author of Digging In comes a witty and moving novel about motherhood, courage, and finding true family. With a dissolving marriage, strained finances, and her life in flux, Ally Anderson longs for normal. Her greatest concerns, though, are the health problems of her young daughter, Kylie. Symptoms point to a compromised immune system, but every doctor they’ve seen has a different theory. Then comes hope for some clarity. It’s possible that Kylie’s illness is genetic, but Ally is adopted. A DNA test opens up an entirely new path. And where it leads is a surprise: to an aunt Ally never knew existed. She’s a little wild, very welcoming, and ready to share more of the family history than Ally ever imagined. Coping with a skeptical soon-to-be-ex husband, weathering the cautions of her own resistant mother, and getting maddeningly close to the healing Kylie needs, Ally is determined to regain control of her life. This is her chance to embrace uncertainty and the beauty of family—both the one she was born into and the one she chose.

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Summary

Summary

From the bestselling author of Digging In comes a witty and moving novel about motherhood, courage, and finding true family.

With a dissolving marriage, strained finances, and her life in flux, Ally Anderson longs for normal. Her greatest concerns, though, are the health problems of her young daughter, Kylie. Symptoms point to a compromised immune system, but every doctor they’ve seen has a different theory. Then comes hope for some clarity.

It’s possible that Kylie’s illness is genetic, but Ally is adopted. A DNA test opens up an entirely new path. And where it leads is a surprise: to an aunt Ally never knew existed. She’s a little wild, very welcoming, and ready to share more of the family history than Ally ever imagined.

Coping with a skeptical soon-to-be-ex husband, weathering the cautions of her own resistant mother, and getting maddeningly close to the healing Kylie needs, Ally is determined to regain control of her life. This is her chance to embrace uncertainty and the beauty of family—both the one she was born into and the one she chose.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Through the eyes of Ally Anderson, a delightfully vulnerable and surprisingly powerful woman who will stop at nothing on her quest to cure her daughter’s mysterious illness, Nyhan redefines the traditional boundaries of family and reminds us that strength can be displayed in unexpected and unusual ways. I loved every minute of this book and its cast of lovable, eccentric people—don’t miss it! Kerry Anne King, bestselling author of Whisper Me This and Everything You Are
Ally Anderson has a problem any parent can relate to: she’ll do anything to save her daughter’s life. Kylie has severe allergies that seem to be getting worse. When Ally enlists the help of an unconventional doctor who has a protocol that might help, she finds more than she bargained for as she embarks on a journey that leads her to her birth family as well as a new philosophy of life and love. Written with Loretta Nyhan’s trademark humor and compassion, The Other Family is a beautiful, suspenseful story of hope standing up to fear in a world where we never have the control we wish for. Maddie Dawson, bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners
Both timeless in [its] portrayal of the lengths a mother would go to for her child, and timely in its thoughtful discussion of hot-button topics, this funny yet touching story had me in its grip from the very first page. You’ll root for Ally as soon as you meet her! Lea Geller, author of Trophy Life
For Ally Anderson, life is uncertain. Her daughter’s constant illness from illusive allergies have Ally’s family constantly on edge, so much so, that a loving family drifts apart. The Other Family is a touching look into the dissolution of a marriage where there’s no love lost, just a gradual drift, and the search for answers at all costs, even if those answers involve another family and a past Ally has been content to avoid until her daughter’s health depends on it. The Other Family stabs at the insecurity an answerless life brings and the way we redefine ourselves to untangle the truth. Kristin Fields, author of A Lily in the Light
Loretta Nyhan has a knack for creating colorful characters with emotional depth and sharp wit. The Other Family is a heart-warming story of what it means to be family and the sacrifices we make for those we love. Nyhan weaves together sensitive and tender moments, delivering a flawless tale of faith, understanding, and perseverance. Rochelle Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter
…a heartwarming tale that is also captivating and amusing. Writers & Readers
Colorful characters, sharp wit, and a heartwarming story-line are artfully woven together in The Other Family, a novel of hope, healing, and the search for true family. West Suburban Magazine
The author writes compassionately, with smooth flowing words, and really draws you in to her story. Long and Short Reviews
“…this engaging, plot-driven tale examines what it really means to be part of a family…Moments of self-doubt and embarrassment abound, but they are tempered by messages of hope and palpable love that hit just the right note. A captivating and uplifting tale about the essence of self-reliance and the unsung benefits of modern families. Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Loretta Nyhan

Author Bio: Loretta Nyhan

Loretta Nyhan lives in the Chicago area with her husband and sons. She is the author of The Witch Collector and coauthor with Suzanne Hayes of I’ll Be Seeing You.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English