Objects of My Affection, Jill Smolinski
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Objects of My Affection

Narrator: Xe Sands

Unabridged: 10 hr 17 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 05/01/2012


In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author ofThe Next Thing on My List,a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff shes hung onto for decades. Lucy Bloom is broke, has been dumped by her boyfriend, and had to sell her house to send her nineteen-year-old son to drug rehab. Although shes lost it all, shes determined to start over. So when shes offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. Armed with the organizing expertise she gained while writing her book,Things Are Not People, and fueled by a burning desire to get her life back on track, Lucy rolls up her sleeves to take on the mess that fills every room of Marvas huge home. Lucy soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love the objects in her home too much to let go of any of them. While trying to stay on course toward a strict deadlineand with an ex-boyfriend back in the picture, a new romance on the scene, and her sonsrehab not going as plannedLucy discovers that Marva isnt just hoarding: she is also hiding a big secret. The two form an unlikely bond, as each learns from the other that there are those things in life we keep and those we need to let gobut its not always easy to know the difference. Laugh-out-loud humor, heartfelt writing, relatable characters, and a charming premise all come together to makeObjects of My Affectionthe next read for the fans of Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, and Allison Winn Scotch.