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In the tradition of Marisa de los Santos and Anne Tyler comes a moving debut about a young mother’s year of heartbreak, loss, and forgiveness—and help that arrives from unexpected sources.

Four months after her husband’s death, Janie LaMarche remains undone by grief and anger. Her mourning is disrupted, however, by the unexpected arrival of a builder with a contract to add a porch onto her house. Stunned, Janie realizes the porch was meant to be a surprise from her husband—now his last gift to her.

As she reluctantly allows construction to begin, Janie clings to the familiar outposts of her sorrow—mothering her two small children with fierce protectiveness, avoiding friends and family, and stewing in a rage she can’t release. Yet Janie’s self-imposed isolation is breached by a cast of unlikely interventionists: her chattering, ipecac-toting aunt; her bossy, overmanicured neighbor; her muffin-bearing cousin; and even Tug, the contractor with a private grief all his own.

As the porch takes shape, Janie discovers that the unknowable terrain of the future is best navigated with the help of others—even those we least expect to call on, much less learn to love.

©2009 Juliette Fay (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

“A gorgeous paradox of a book: a deep, thoughtful exploration of a young mother’s first year of widowhood that is as much a page turner as any thriller.” (Marisa de los Santos, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gabrielle
  • 28/10/2020

I’m glad I tried this

I saw another review that said the main character was too mean, too rude. I actually ended up enjoying that about her. Especially as her walls came down. I related to her because things can be hard sometimes and I imagine if I lost my husband I might lose my filter too. Enjoyed this one.

6 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
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  • Sherryl
  • 11/01/2021

Excellent!

This is a story of a young mother dealing with tragedy and loss, and more importantly, get journey to forgiveness, reconciliation, compassion, and new love. I loved the well developed characters, the unexpected twists, and satisfying ending. recommended!

5 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • A. Grant Olson
  • 10/01/2021

Heartwayrming story

Of love and friendship, heartbreaking loss and strong family bonds . Story is told Edith a great deal of humor over famil life situations and the joy of children.

3 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utente anonimo
  • 15/02/2021

Classic Juliette Fay

Great book by Juliette Fay. Whomever said that there was too much swearing is a prude.

2 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
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  • Judith A Casey
  • 07/02/2021

Beware of swearing

Swearing totally unnecessary for conveyance of the story line. Deleted from my library after hearing a few paragraphs read.

2 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Gary B. Bernstein
  • 20/05/2012

Book pulls you into the world of these characters

What did you love best about Shelter Me?

The main character Janie has lost her young husband in a bicycle accident and she is angry and bitter. But you can't help but be pulled into her world and root for her. She is a devoted mom and is navigating a new world without her husband. There are some romantic missteps and working out issues with her family and friends. Stay with this story and you will be glad that you did. I hope that Juliette Fay writes some other books available on audible besides Shelter Me and Deep Down True. I have become a fan of her work.

4 people found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 15/03/2021

This book is better than I expected

When I first started listening I wasn’t sure I liked it. Keep listening it gets so much better. The main character is hard by to like at first but she grows on you. The reader does the voices well, especially the kids. I enjoyed it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Gloria Ortiz
  • 31/03/2021

Couldn’t Listen

I think the story would have been good but there was just too much cussing. I couldn’t get past the second chapter.

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Deb A.
  • 25/03/2021

foul language, f this and gd that. didn't read it

foul language, f this and gd that. didn't read it. If it want to hear that I can watch tv

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • beckham
  • 18/03/2021

foul language

don't read if that bothers you. I deleted immediately. is this necessary to tell a good story? I don't think so.