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Do Not Become Alarmed - A Novel

Maile Meloy

The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for." "This summer's undoubtable smash hit… an addictive, heart-palpitating story." —Marie Claire The sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four children—ages six to eleven—love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. The disintegration of the world the families knew—told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children—is both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed. Do Not Become Alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. Celebrated for her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of what matters most.

The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for." "This summer's undoubtable smash hit… an addictive, heart-palpitating story." —Marie Claire The sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four children—ages six to eleven—love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. The disintegration of the world the families knew—told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children—is both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed. Do Not Become Alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. Celebrated for her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of what matters most.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for." "This summer's undoubtable smash hit… an addictive, heart-palpitating story." —Marie Claire The sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four children—ages six to eleven—love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. The disintegration of the world the families knew—told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children—is both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed. Do Not Become Alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. Celebrated for her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of what matters most.

Language:

English

Length:

9h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:47


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:07


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:29