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Gem & Dixie

Sara Zarr

From renowned author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr comes a deep, nuanced, and gorgeously written story about the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home. Gem has never known what it is to have security. She's never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they've always had each other. When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie-on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she's tried so hard to keep.

From renowned author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr comes a deep, nuanced, and gorgeously written story about the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home. Gem has never known what it is to have security. She's never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they've always had each other. When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie-on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she's tried so hard to keep.
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From renowned author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr comes a deep, nuanced, and gorgeously written story about the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home. Gem has never known what it is to have security. She's never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they've always had each other. When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie-on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she's tried so hard to keep.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Whelan

Length:

5h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:33