"Moving, touching, wonderfully written, inspiring to read." -Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the RainAt an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate's recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them. To celebrate her new lease on life, she'll do the one thing that's always terrified her: white-water rafting. But if she goes, all of them will also do something they always swore they'd never do-and Kate is going to choose their adventures.Shimmering with warmth, wit, and insight, Joy for Beginners is a celebration of life: unexpected, lyrical, and deeply satisfying.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Packed with all the laughter and tears of a best friends’ reunion, Erica Bauermeister’s novel dares us to take more chances. After recovering from breast cancer, Kate impulsively assigns each of her friends a particular quest to help them face down their fears. Cassandra Campbell’s spirited, take-charge narration gives the book’s seven strong female characters distinct personalities as they embark on their journeys of self-discovery, which range from learning to bake bread to getting a tattoo. Joy for Beginners is the kind of audiobook you listen to whenever you’re looking for a pick-me-up.
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This book is a Joy!
I loved this book so much, I was sad when it ended. The author created such rich characters and wove their lives together in a vivid tapestry. It is an uplifting story of friendship & love. The narrator was perfect in her interpretation of each character.
This book could not keep my interest