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The Behavior of Love (Compact Disc)

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By Virginia Reeves, Sarah Ginsberg (Read by), Jacques Roy (Read by)
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When Ed Malinowski and his wife, Laura, moved to Boulder, Montana, for Ed's job at a mental institution, neither of them knew what to expect. Laura did not expect the loneliness that soon pervades her life as her husband continues to prioritize his job. Likewise, Ed certainly did not expect the palpable connection that he forms with one of his patients, Penelope, a witty teenager suffering from epilepsy. The Behavior of Love explores the tribulations of marriage and unpredictable romances in unpredictable places. 

— Nicole


An incredibly compulsive, poignant exploration of marriage, lust, and ambition from one of America's great young literary talents, the Man-Booker Prize longlisted author of Work Like Any Other. Doctor Ed Malinowski believes he has realized most of his dreams. A passionate, ambitious behavioral psychiatrist, he is now the superintendent of a mental institution and finally turning the previously crumbling hospital around. He also has a home he can be proud of, and a fiercely independent, artistic wife Laura, whom he hopes will soon be pregnant. But into this perfect vision of his life comes Penelope, a beautiful, young epileptic who should never have been placed in his institution and whose only chance at getting out is Ed. She is intelligent, charming, and slowly falling in love with her charismatic, compassionate doctor. As their relationship grows more complicated, and Laura stubbornly starts working at his hospital, Ed must weigh his professional responsibilities against his personal ones, and find a way to save both his job and his family. A love triangle set in one of the most chaotic, combustible settings imaginable, The Behavior of Love is wise, riveting, and deeply resonant.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781508283812
ISBN-10: 1508283818
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: May 14th, 2019
Language: English