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Golden Age

Jane Smiley

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy-a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond A lot can happen in one hundred years, as Jane Smiley shows to dazzling effect in her Last Hundred Years trilogy. But as Golden Age, its final installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political-and personal-challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered before. Michael and Richie, the rivalrous twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes world of government and finance in Washington and New York, but they soon realize that one's fiercest enemies can be closest to home; Charlie, the charming, recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; and Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons' Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the land-ever the heart of this compelling saga-in the capable hands of his younger sister. Determined to evade disaster, for the planet and her family, Felicity worries that the farm's once-bountiful soil may be permanently imperiled, by more than the extremes of climate change. And as they enter deeper into the twenty-first century, all the Langdon women-wives, mothers, daughters-find themselves charged with carrying their storied past into an uncertain future. Combining intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a full command of history, Golden Age brings to a magnificent conclusion the century-spanning portrait of this unforgettable family-and the dynamic times in which they've loved, lived, and died: a crowning literary achievement from a beloved master of American storytelling. From the Hardcover edition.

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy-a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond A lot can happen in one hundred years, as Jane Smiley shows to dazzling effect in her Last Hundred Years trilogy. But as Golden Age, its final installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political-and personal-challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered before. Michael and Richie, the rivalrous twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes world of government and finance in Washington and New York, but they soon realize that one's fiercest enemies can be closest to home; Charlie, the charming, recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; and Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons' Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the land-ever the heart of this compelling saga-in the capable hands of his younger sister. Determined to evade disaster, for the planet and her family, Felicity worries that the farm's once-bountiful soil may be permanently imperiled, by more than the extremes of climate change. And as they enter deeper into the twenty-first century, all the Langdon women-wives, mothers, daughters-find themselves charged with carrying their storied past into an uncertain future. Combining intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a full command of history, Golden Age brings to a magnificent conclusion the century-spanning portrait of this unforgettable family-and the dynamic times in which they've loved, lived, and died: a crowning literary achievement from a beloved master of American storytelling. From the Hardcover edition.
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Fiction

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From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy-a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond A lot can happen in one hundred years, as Jane Smiley shows to dazzling effect in her Last Hundred Years trilogy. But as Golden Age, its final installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political-and personal-challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered before. Michael and Richie, the rivalrous twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes world of government and finance in Washington and New York, but they soon realize that one's fiercest enemies can be closest to home; Charlie, the charming, recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; and Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons' Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the land-ever the heart of this compelling saga-in the capable hands of his younger sister. Determined to evade disaster, for the planet and her family, Felicity worries that the farm's once-bountiful soil may be permanently imperiled, by more than the extremes of climate change. And as they enter deeper into the twenty-first century, all the Langdon women-wives, mothers, daughters-find themselves charged with carrying their storied past into an uncertain future. Combining intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a full command of history, Golden Age brings to a magnificent conclusion the century-spanning portrait of this unforgettable family-and the dynamic times in which they've loved, lived, and died: a crowning literary achievement from a beloved master of American storytelling. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lorelei King

Length:

17h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:12


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:08


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:30


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:42


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:16


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:34


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:57


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:12


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:31


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:17


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:15


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:13


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:13


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:41


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:17


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:58


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:34


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:17


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:04


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:30


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:54


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:43


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:42


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:25


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:08


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:42


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:05


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:24


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:44


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:24


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:43


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:39


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:05


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:42


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:50


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:49


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:18


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:03


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:40


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:31


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:46


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:59


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:53


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:49


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:51


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:32


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:02


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:07


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:52


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:09


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:05


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:53


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:05


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:45


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:24


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:12


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:44


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:28


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:32


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:43


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:22


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:30


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:31


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:33


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:37


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:29


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:56


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

01:48


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:30


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:09


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:26


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:09


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:55


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:14


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

08:07


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:08


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:10


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:17


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:46


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:10


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

01:59


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

00:25