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The Law of Loving Others

(2015)
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The law of loving others...

Hours after Emma returns home from boarding school, she realizes that her mom is suffering from a schizophrenic break. Suddenly, Emma's entire childhood and identity is called into question.

Could not be discovered by reason.

Desperate for answers, Emma turns to her boyfriend, Daniel. Will he love her even if she goes crazy too? But it's the lonely, brooding boy Emma meets while visiting her mother at the hospital who really understands Emma. Phil encourages Emma's reckless need for hurt and pain in the face of all this change and she is soon caught in a complicated spiral of loss and mistrust.

Because it is unreasonable.

In the span of just one winter break, Emma's relationships alter forever and she is forced to see the wisdom in a line from Anna Karenina: "The law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable."

A beautifully grounded coming-of-age novel, The Law of Loving Others demands that the listener accept the main character, Emma, for who she is, while also creating deep sympathy for all that she is going through.

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"Kate Axelrod’s atmospheric, intense book captures perfectly the heady feeling of being on the edge of adulthood, when the abstract concept of ‘love’ starts to have real and sometimes terrifying meaning and consequences." - Emily Gould


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Hardback Editions

January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
ISBN: 1-59514-789-6 / 978-1-59514-789-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
ISBN: 1-59514-790-X / 978-1-59514-790-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
ISBN: 0-553-55267-8 / 978-0-553-55267-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
Publisher: Listening Library
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January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
ISBN: 0-553-55269-4 / 978-0-553-55269-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Law of Loving Others
Author(s): Kate Axelrod
Publisher: Razorbill
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