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While I'm Falling
Narrated by Julia Gibson
Written by Laura Moriarty
ESL English Listening :: Adult Literacy

"Moriarty exposes the underbelly of family strife in this coming-of-age college drama. One day, Veronica Von Holten is happy, med-school bound, in love with her boyfriend and not far from her supportive family. Then her father finds another man in the bed he shares with his wife of 26 years. As a messy divorce ensues, Veronica struggles to keep her own life in check while her mother's unravels, and a car accident, a house-sitting job gone bad and an illicit kiss turn Veronica's personal life upside down.

Things come to a climax when her mother shows up on the doorstep of Veronica's dorm with the elderly family dog, Bowzer. Veronica is faced with the difficult task of navigating personal strife on top of her family's struggle to define itself anew. "

"Darkly humorous, beautifully written, and filled with crystalline observations, While I'm Falling takes a deep look at the relationship between a daughter and a mother when one is trying to grow up and the other is trying to stay afloat."

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