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The Office of Desire: A Novel

The Office of Desire: A Novel

Written by Martha Moody

Narrated by Renée Raudman


The Office of Desire: A Novel

Written by Martha Moody

Narrated by Renée Raudman

ratings:
4.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Aug 27, 2007
ISBN:
9781400175123
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From the author of the runaway bestselling novel Best Friends comes a smart, touching novel about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others.



Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs-three close friends who have been brought together while working at the cozy medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub in Midburg, Ohio. But when Alicia and Dr. Strub begin an affair, a dramatic chain of events ensues that gradually but drastically alters the office environment-ultimately requiring all five coworkers to redefine their relationships to one another. As Dr. Strub's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, Dr. Markowitz is faced with the dire illness of his own wife and the secret life she has kept from him. Nurse Alicia withdraws to focus on her prodigy son; receptionist Caroline enters into a strange romance she previously would have dismissed; and office manager Brice, his once-ordered world disintegrating, is set dangerously adrift. Finally, a questionable business venture that evolves into financial scandal precipitates a monstrous tragedy that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Warm, moving, and witty, The Office of Desire offers an insightful look at human nature that will appeal to those who loved Moody's previous novel and anyone else who has worked in an office.
Publisher:
Released:
Aug 27, 2007
ISBN:
9781400175123
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Martha Moody is a lifelong resident of Ohio. A novelist and physician from Dayton, Moody’s three previous books of fiction have sold close to 1 million copies. She is the author of Best Friends (2001), The Office of Desire (2007), and Sometimes Mine (2009). Born in Canfield and raised in Mount Vernon and Mentor, Moody graduated from Mentor High School and Oberlin College. She received her MD and completed her residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Married to Martin Jacobs, MD, since 1985, she was a private practice internist for fifteen years before retiring to spend more time writing and with her husband and four sons. Since 2000, she has volunteered as a doctor in a clinic for the working poor, as a writing teacher for schools and arts centers, and in the Dayton Jewish community, activities for which she has received several awards. For the past five summers she has led groups of volunteers to Israel to teach English at a two-week camp in Deir al-Assad, an Arab village in the Galilee.


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  • (4/5)
    A very different read for me. Caroline is the office receptionist in a two doctor office. Things go really well, between Caroline, the nurse Alisha and the office mangager/bookkeeper Brice. But then Alisha marries one of the doctors and things go down hill. Especially when the doctor and alisha get involved in a christian church.