One Plus One: A Novel (CD-Audio)

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By Jojo Moyes, Elizabeth Bower (Read by), Ben Elliot (Read by), Nicola Stanton (Read by), Steven France (Read by)
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Jojo Moyes writes romantic comedy tempered with a social edge.  Ed, a highflying techie, sold the company he founded with his best friend for major bucks. A momentary indiscretion will bring it crashing down like a house of cards.  Jess is the woman who cleans his high-end vacation home.  She works two jobs, cleaning during the day and waitressing at a bar at night, trying to make ends meet.  Her husband ran home to Mom, leaving her in debt with two kids to raise.  She is exhausted, broke, and worried about her children. Ed and Jess live in different universes, their paths should not converge but they do.  A series of unrelated events cause their world’s to collide.  Ed has been taking stock and isn’t entirely pleased with himself.  In a weak moment he offers to do something totally unselfish and drive Jess and her family along with their flatulent dog across country to a math competition that means a lot to Jess’s precocious daughter, Tanzie.  Ed is the orderly sort, his luxury vehicle has never experienced the kind of turmoil a family with kids and a dog can inflict.  Ed and his car have this in common.  Funny, tragic, and ultimately hopeful, this is a charmer.

— Deon Stonehouse

July 2014 Indie Next List


“Jess is a single mom working two jobs to support her kids -- Nicky, her goth-like teenage stepson, and Tanzie, her math whiz daughter - who are both struggling to find their way in the world. Ed is a tech millionaire facing charges of insider trading, whose vacation home Jess happens to clean. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Tanzie throws this unlikely group together, sending them on a hellish, hilarious road trip littered with mishaps, misunderstandings, and moments of clarity. The bestselling author of Me Before You offers another unforgettable tale reminding readers that families and love stories both come in all shapes and sizes.”
— Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

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One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars
 
Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.
 
One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.

About the Author


Jojo Moyes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Still Me, After You, Me Before You, The Horse Dancer, Paris for One and Other Stories, One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Silver Bay, and The Ship of Brides. She lives with her husband and three children in Essex, England.

Praise For…


Praise for THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND:

"Vibrant and gripping.”
People (***)

"Jojo Moyes expertly weaves a bittersweet tale in this irresistible novel, taking careful interest in the dark corners that exist within great love stories, and the trickiness of simple happy endings. A-"
Entertainment Weekly

“Moyes writes delicious plots, with characters so clearly imagined they leap off the pages in high-definition prose.”
USA Today (3 1/2 stars)

"Jojo Moyes builds on her strengths in this moving and accomplished new novel. As she did in the best-selling Me Before You, she asks readers to think in fresh ways about a morally complex issue. . . . The Girl You Left Behind is strong, provocative, satisfying fiction.
The Washington Post

"'In this moving paean to daring, determination and perspicacity, Moyes keeps the reader guessing down to the last hankie."
Los Angeles Times

"Good storytelling."
New York Daily News

"In her latest heart tugger, Jojo Moyes deftly weaves the story of newlyweds in WWI France with that of a young widow in today’s London."
Parade

"Lovely and wry, Moyes’s newest is captivating and bittersweet."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Moyes (Me Before You) has created a riveting depiction of a wartime occupation that has mostly faded from memory. Liv and Sophie are so real in their faults, passion, and bravery that the reader is swept along right to the end. This one is hard to put down!"
Library Journal (starred review)

"Moyes (Me Before You, 2012) writes with such clarity that one can almost see the eponymous 100-year-old painting at the center of her wonderful new novel. . . .  an uncommonly good love story."
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781524708887
ISBN-10: 1524708887
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Language: English