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Early Warning - A novel

Jane Smiley

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winner: the second installment, following Some Luck, of her widely acclaimed, best-selling American trilogy, which brings the journey of a remarkable family with roots in the Iowa heartland into mid-century America Early Warning opens in 1953 with the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between. As the country moves out of post-World War II optimism through the darker landscape of the Cold War and the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and '70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth-for some-of the early 1980s, the Langdon children each follow a different path in a rapidly changing world. And they now have children of their own: twin boys who are best friends and vicious rivals; a girl whose rebellious spirit takes her to the notorious Peoples Temple in San Francisco; and a golden boy who drops out of college to fight in Vietnam-leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shock waves through the Langdon family into the next generation. Capturing a transformative period through richly drawn characters we come to know and care deeply for, Early Warning continues Smiley's extraordinary epic trilogy, a gorgeously told saga that began with Some Luck and will span a century in America. But it also stands entirely on its own as an engrossing story of the challenges-and rewards-of family and home, even in the most turbulent of times, all while showcasing a beloved writer at the height of her considerable powers. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lorelei King

Length:

18h 13m


Chapters

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04:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:25


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:43


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:45


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:53


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:03


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

10:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:47


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:22


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:40


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:08


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:35


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:33


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:47


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:54


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

09:12


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:46


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:39


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:52


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:58


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:57


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:05


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:28


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:21


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:27


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:40


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:38


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

09:46


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:07


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:40


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:53


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:01


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:09


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:51


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:29


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:58


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:02


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:24


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:24


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:57


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:45


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:25


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:11


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:10


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:50


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:25


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:39


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:43


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:25


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:59


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:47


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:49


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:19


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:05


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:52


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:02


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:42


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

09:30


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:34


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

00:24