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Going Through Ghosts

Mary Sojourner

***2011 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Long Novel Maggie Foltz is a fifty-five-year-old cocktail waitress in a rundown casino in the southern Nevada Mojave Desert. She spends her days serving drinks to lonely old folks playing the slot machines and her nights trying to escape her bitter past. When she befriends Sarah, a young Native American woman who is hired to cook in the casino coffee shop, her life begins to change. Maggie finds herself falling in love with a memory-haunted Vietnam veteran and warily begins to hope that together they can find peace. Then Sarah is mysteriously murdered, and Sarah' s ghost enlists Maggie to accompany her on a quest for the wisdom that she needs in order to move into the next world. The story ranges from smoky casinos into the harsh magnificence of the desert and the reservation where Sarah' s people are trying to preserve their culture and find their own place in a modern world that seems to want them to be either shamans or losers. Sojourner' s characters are compellingly real, and the Mojave setting has rarely been depicted as sensitively or truthfully. This is a memorable story of love, redemption, and solace, told by one of the West' s finest writers.

***2011 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Long Novel Maggie Foltz is a fifty-five-year-old cocktail waitress in a rundown casino in the southern Nevada Mojave Desert. She spends her days serving drinks to lonely old folks playing the slot machines and her nights trying to escape her bitter past. When she befriends Sarah, a young Native American woman who is hired to cook in the casino coffee shop, her life begins to change. Maggie finds herself falling in love with a memory-haunted Vietnam veteran and warily begins to hope that together they can find peace. Then Sarah is mysteriously murdered, and Sarah' s ghost enlists Maggie to accompany her on a quest for the wisdom that she needs in order to move into the next world. The story ranges from smoky casinos into the harsh magnificence of the desert and the reservation where Sarah' s people are trying to preserve their culture and find their own place in a modern world that seems to want them to be either shamans or losers. Sojourner' s characters are compellingly real, and the Mojave setting has rarely been depicted as sensitively or truthfully. This is a memorable story of love, redemption, and solace, told by one of the West' s finest writers.
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Genres:

Western

Description:

***2011 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Long Novel Maggie Foltz is a fifty-five-year-old cocktail waitress in a rundown casino in the southern Nevada Mojave Desert. She spends her days serving drinks to lonely old folks playing the slot machines and her nights trying to escape her bitter past. When she befriends Sarah, a young Native American woman who is hired to cook in the casino coffee shop, her life begins to change. Maggie finds herself falling in love with a memory-haunted Vietnam veteran and warily begins to hope that together they can find peace. Then Sarah is mysteriously murdered, and Sarah' s ghost enlists Maggie to accompany her on a quest for the wisdom that she needs in order to move into the next world. The story ranges from smoky casinos into the harsh magnificence of the desert and the reservation where Sarah' s people are trying to preserve their culture and find their own place in a modern world that seems to want them to be either shamans or losers. Sojourner' s characters are compellingly real, and the Mojave setting has rarely been depicted as sensitively or truthfully. This is a memorable story of love, redemption, and solace, told by one of the West' s finest writers.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrea Gallo

Length:

15h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

39:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

31:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:19