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At the Water's Edge - A Novel

Sara Gruen

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water's Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman's awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands. After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son's inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the Colonel's favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed—by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster—Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind. The trio find themselves in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, where the locals have nothing but contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie is left on her own at the isolated inn, where food is rationed, fuel is scarce, and a knock from the postman can bring tragic news. Yet she finds herself falling in love with the stark beauty and subtle magic of the Scottish countryside. Gradually she comes to know the villagers, and the friendships she forms with two young women open her up to a larger world than she knew existed. Maddie begins to see that nothing is as it first appears: the values she holds dear prove unsustainable, and monsters lurk where they are least expected. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of life's beauty and surprising possibilities. Praise for At the Water's Edge "Breathtaking . . . a daring story of adventure, friendship, and love in the shadow of WWII."—Harper's Bazaar "A gripping, compelling story . . . Gruen's characters are vividly drawn and her scenes are perfectly paced."—The Boston Glo

Language:

English

Narrators:

Justine Eyre

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:05

Introduction
Introduction

11:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:28