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Desperate Acts

Jane Candia Coleman

Nan Fletcher is an abused wife whose scars are all hidden because they're emotional. She appears to have it all--a great house, a successful professor husband, Jake, and her beautiful teenage son, Jamie--but with Jake's constant demand for perfection, she finds that she has lost her sense of self. She only feels alive when she finds a few moments to write poems and short stories, which her husband belittles. Nan and Jamie finally get a break from overbearing Jake when they end up going on vacation to a dude ranch without him. Ranch owner Ben is the antithesis of Jake--sensitive, kind, and appreciative of all that Nan has to offer--and he and the beauty of the West show Nan that there are alternatives to her life. The two fall in love, but will Nan have the strength to act on it? Coleman has written a striking and empowering portrait of one woman's struggle against an insidious form of abuse.

Nan Fletcher is an abused wife whose scars are all hidden because they're emotional. She appears to have it all--a great house, a successful professor husband, Jake, and her beautiful teenage son, Jamie--but with Jake's constant demand for perfection, she finds that she has lost her sense of self. She only feels alive when she finds a few moments to write poems and short stories, which her husband belittles. Nan and Jamie finally get a break from overbearing Jake when they end up going on vacation to a dude ranch without him. Ranch owner Ben is the antithesis of Jake--sensitive, kind, and appreciative of all that Nan has to offer--and he and the beauty of the West show Nan that there are alternatives to her life. The two fall in love, but will Nan have the strength to act on it? Coleman has written a striking and empowering portrait of one woman's struggle against an insidious form of abuse.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Nan Fletcher is an abused wife whose scars are all hidden because they're emotional. She appears to have it all--a great house, a successful professor husband, Jake, and her beautiful teenage son, Jamie--but with Jake's constant demand for perfection, she finds that she has lost her sense of self. She only feels alive when she finds a few moments to write poems and short stories, which her husband belittles. Nan and Jamie finally get a break from overbearing Jake when they end up going on vacation to a dude ranch without him. Ranch owner Ben is the antithesis of Jake--sensitive, kind, and appreciative of all that Nan has to offer--and he and the beauty of the West show Nan that there are alternatives to her life. The two fall in love, but will Nan have the strength to act on it? Coleman has written a striking and empowering portrait of one woman's struggle against an insidious form of abuse.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Peiffer

Length:

9h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:10


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:37