Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who yearns for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature. Louisa resents that the charismatic Clem has always been the favorite; yet as Clem puts it, "On the other side of the fence - mine - every expectation you fulfill . . . puts you one stop closer to that Grand Canyon rim from which you could one day rule the world - or plummet in very grand style."
In this vivid, heart-rending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is "like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching."
Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass's previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.
I have tried several times to listen to this book out of whatever misplaced loyalty makes me not want to put down a book. But today, I have thrown in the towel -- please do not let this author read any more of her own work. She is a writer, not a actress or narrator. If the story were more interesting or less insipid maybe it would be worth sticking -- but it isn't interesting and it is insipid!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I don't often feel compelled to write a review, but since Audiobooks recommended this one to me(presumably based upon the previous books I've read), I feel that I must expound a bit about how this book goes nowhere. If you like your reader to read to you, using a "Valley Girl" accent, tinged throughout with a hint of sarcasm, then this is the read for you. I don't think the author really intended that kind of "voice" for the main characters (two sisters), though the entire story strikes me as a shallow romance, presented in the form of these two sisters commenting upon and analyzing each other's every move, mood and intent. Funny thing, I've never ordered shallow romances before! I only made it through 4.5 hours.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Didn't care for the narration. Julia Glass needs to stick to writing. Book was fine. Sibling rivalry - I just can't relate.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I have no idea
What was most disappointing about Julia Glass’s story?
The narrative was bad, 2 people. The story wasn't grabbing my attention
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Where does I See You Everywhere rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I heard an excerpt of this book on "book radio" on satelite, and I needed to heart it from the beginning. I laughed and cried many times during this listen. Well worth it.
What did you like best about this story?
It was a fascinating story. Leaving many questions unanswered as they should be, but giving a very realistic view of an often untold event.
Have you listened to any of Mary Stuart Masterson and Julia Glass ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I haven't listened to any other performances
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I listened to it over a one week period.
This one gets a "D". Dismal. Dull. Disappointing.
Two aging hippie women blab on through the decades.
This book is all dialogue. I read to escape dialogue.
You can just hear the caramel lattes, tiramisu and
locally grown vegetables ooze through the
voices of these women.
17 of 40 people found this review helpful