The Cactus

The Cactus

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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In this witty and heartfelt debut, one woman's unconventional journey to motherhood means learning to embrace the unexpected Even the prickliest cactus has its flower. For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic and an "interpersonal arrangement" that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. When she learns that her mother's will inexplicably favors her indolent brother, Edward, Susan's already dismantled world is sent flying into a tailspin. As Susan's due date draws near and her family problems become increasingly difficult to ignore, Susan finds help and self-discovery in the most unlikely of places. Featuring an endearing cast of characters and tremendous heart, The Cactus is a poignant debut and a delightful reminder that some things can't be explained by logic alone.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Harlequin Audio, 2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781488204562
148820456X
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Manners, Katherine - Narrator

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ArapahoeChristineS Jun 23, 2019

Susan isn't your average protagonist, she is smart, fiercely independent, supremely confident, and very blunt. At times I laughed out loud at some of Susan's observations. But most of the book was character development, in a good way. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, however the main character... Read More »


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ArapahoeChristineS Jun 23, 2019

Susan isn't your average protagonist, she is smart, fiercely independent, supremely confident, and very blunt. At times I laughed out loud at some of Susan's observations. But most of the book was character development, in a good way. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, however the main character isn't exactly lovable, this might bother people who like a relatable protagonist; I didn't mind because she is a good person, just brutally honest. I wish there were some more funny commentary that was there at the beginning, and some of the plot felt a little thrown together, but I can't wait to see this debut author's more seasoned writing in the future. If you like this, and other quirky or socially awkward characters, check out Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it is a favorite of mine.

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