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This Too Shall Pass

Written by: Milena Busquets, Valerie Miles - translator
Narrated by: Mozhan Marnò
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Publisher's Summary

A "literary tsunami" that is taking the world by storm - already sold in over 30 countries - about one unforgettable woman's search for a meaningful life.

Blanca is 40 years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like.

To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, Blanca turns to her dearest friends, her closest family, and a change of scenery. Leaving Barcelona behind, she returns to Cadaqués on the coast, accompanied by her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those she loves most, she spends the summer in an impossibly beautiful place, finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live on her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted.

A fresh, honest, and ruefully funny story about love, sex, marriage, grief, friendship, and parenthood, This Too Shall Pass is an irresistible novel that is fast becoming an international phenomenon.

©2016 Milena Busquets (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"A best seller in Ms. Busquets’ native Spain, the novel was partly inspired by the author’s emotions after the death of her mother, Esther Tusquets, a well-known publisher and author there. This accounts for the book’s sense of lived-in emotional truth, its deeply convincing, unconventional passage through pain." --New York Times

[This Too Shall Pass] has a heady, intellectual air, adding a twist of Alain de Botton to the novel’s effervescent blend of Erica Jong and Pedro Almodóvar… Like a day at the beach -- a European beach, with cigarettes and espresso -- this novel lingers in the mind well after it is over, reminding us of the intimacy between pleasure and loss.” --New York Times Book Review

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