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Dreamers of the Day - A Novel

Mary Doria Russell

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"I suppose I ought to warn you at the outset that my present circumstances are puzzling,even to me. Nevertheless, I am sure of this much: My little story has become your history. You won't really understand your times until you understand mine." So begins the account of Agnes Shanklin, the charmingly diffident narrator of DREAMERS OF THE DAY. And what is Miss Shanklin's "little story"? Nothing less than the creation of the modern Middle East at the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference, where Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell met to decide the fate of the Arab world-and of our own. A forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the Peace Conference convenes, Agnes enters into the company of the historic luminaries who will, in the space of a few days at a hotel in Cairo, invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan. As Agnes observes the tumultuous inner workings of nation-building, she is drawn more and more deeply into geopolitical intrigue and toward a personal awakening. With graceful and effortless prose, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East through a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines. DREAMERS OF THE DAY is a memorable and passionate novel. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ann Marie Lee

Length:

11h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:25

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:02


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:02


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:45


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:28


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:23


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:36


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:21


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:26


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:21


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:38


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:54


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:00


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:50


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:25


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:31


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:28


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:30


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:23


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:22


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:41


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:03


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:02


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:12


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:29


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:18


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:16


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:35


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:27


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:19


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:50


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:37


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:24


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:31


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:15


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:58


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:39


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:38


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:12


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:54


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:59


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:22


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

00:31