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A Small Indiscretion - A Novel

Jan Ellison

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman's reckoning with a youthful mistake. "Part psychological thriller, part character study . . . I peeled back the pages of this book as fast as I could."-The Huffington Post At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in a washed-out California town for a London winter of drinking and abandon. Twenty years later, she is a San Francisco lighting designer and happily married mother of three who has put her reckless youth behind her. Then a photo from that distant winter in Europe arrives inexplicably in her mailbox, and an old obsession is awakened. Past and present collide, Annie's marriage falters, and her son takes a car ride that ends with his life hanging in the balance. Now Annie must confront her own transgressions and fight for her family by untangling the mysteries of the turbulent winter that drew an invisible map of her future. Gripping, insightful, and lyrical, A Small Indiscretion announces the arrival of a major new voice in literary suspense as it unfolds a story of denial, passion, forgiveness-and the redemptive power of love. Praise for A Small Indiscretion "Ellison is a tantalizing storyteller . . . moving her story forward with cinematic verve."-USA Today "Rich with suspense . . . Lovely writing guides us through, driven by a quiet generosity."-San Francisco Chronicle (Book Club pick) "Delicious, lazy-day reading. Just don't underestimate the writing."-O: The Oprah Magazine (Editor's Pick) "Rich and detailed . . . The plot explodes delightfully, with suspense and a few twists. Using second-person narration and hypnotic prose, Ellison's debut novel is both juicy and beautifully written. How do I know it's juicy? A stranger started reading it over my shoulder on the New York City subway, and told

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman's reckoning with a youthful mistake. "Part psychological thriller, part character study . . . I peeled back the pages of this book as fast as I could."-The Huffington Post At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in a washed-out California town for a London winter of drinking and abandon. Twenty years later, she is a San Francisco lighting designer and happily married mother of three who has put her reckless youth behind her. Then a photo from that distant winter in Europe arrives inexplicably in her mailbox, and an old obsession is awakened. Past and present collide, Annie's marriage falters, and her son takes a car ride that ends with his life hanging in the balance. Now Annie must confront her own transgressions and fight for her family by untangling the mysteries of the turbulent winter that drew an invisible map of her future. Gripping, insightful, and lyrical, A Small Indiscretion announces the arrival of a major new voice in literary suspense as it unfolds a story of denial, passion, forgiveness-and the redemptive power of love. Praise for A Small Indiscretion "Ellison is a tantalizing storyteller . . . moving her story forward with cinematic verve."-USA Today "Rich with suspense . . . Lovely writing guides us through, driven by a quiet generosity."-San Francisco Chronicle (Book Club pick) "Delicious, lazy-day reading. Just don't underestimate the writing."-O: The Oprah Magazine (Editor's Pick) "Rich and detailed . . . The plot explodes delightfully, with suspense and a few twists. Using second-person narration and hypnotic prose, Ellison's debut novel is both juicy and beautifully written. How do I know it's juicy? A stranger started reading it over my shoulder on the New York City subway, and told
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman's reckoning with a youthful mistake. "Part psychological thriller, part character study . . . I peeled back the pages of this book as fast as I could."-The Huffington Post At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in a washed-out California town for a London winter of drinking and abandon. Twenty years later, she is a San Francisco lighting designer and happily married mother of three who has put her reckless youth behind her. Then a photo from that distant winter in Europe arrives inexplicably in her mailbox, and an old obsession is awakened. Past and present collide, Annie's marriage falters, and her son takes a car ride that ends with his life hanging in the balance. Now Annie must confront her own transgressions and fight for her family by untangling the mysteries of the turbulent winter that drew an invisible map of her future. Gripping, insightful, and lyrical, A Small Indiscretion announces the arrival of a major new voice in literary suspense as it unfolds a story of denial, passion, forgiveness-and the redemptive power of love. Praise for A Small Indiscretion "Ellison is a tantalizing storyteller . . . moving her story forward with cinematic verve."-USA Today "Rich with suspense . . . Lovely writing guides us through, driven by a quiet generosity."-San Francisco Chronicle (Book Club pick) "Delicious, lazy-day reading. Just don't underestimate the writing."-O: The Oprah Magazine (Editor's Pick) "Rich and detailed . . . The plot explodes delightfully, with suspense and a few twists. Using second-person narration and hypnotic prose, Ellison's debut novel is both juicy and beautifully written. How do I know it's juicy? A stranger started reading it over my shoulder on the New York City subway, and told

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathe Mazur

Length:

10h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:26


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:02


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:18


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:54


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:59


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:32


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:37


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:29