Young Jane Young: A Novel

Written by:
Gabrielle Zevin
Narrated by:
Karen White

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2017
8 hours 19 minutes
Young Jane Young's heroine is Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss-who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married-and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She becomes a late night talk show punchline; she is slut shamed and considered a blight on politics in general.

How does one go on after this? In Aviva's case, she sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. She tries to start over as a wedding planner, to be smarter about her life, and to raise her daughter to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, that long ago mistake trails her via the Internet like a scarlet A. For in our age, Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past, that everything you've done will live on for everyone to know about for all eternity. And it's only a matter of time until Aviva's daughter, Ruby, finds out who her mother was, and is, and must decide whether she can still respect her.
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Pia T.

The book was great I just hated the ending

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Enjoyable read. Liked the five women characters who form the nucleus of the story. The structure of telling the story of Aviva/Jane was interesting. For me the theme was the issue of how you handle being who you are meant to be, though the feminist issues that permeate the story give deeper meaning to that theme. Recommend.

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LaKeisha W.

Super cute and laugh out loud funny!

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Lynne H

Very fun book and the reader was GREAT ! There are some parts that are rather repetitive. Reading it would have been easier than listening, but overall a really great way to pass.the time on a 12 !!

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