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Guernica - A Novel

Dave Boling

Calling to mind such timeless war-and-love classics as Corelli's Mandolin and The English Patient, Guernica is a transporting novel that thrums with the power of storytelling and is peopled with characters driven by grit and heart. In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard and flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the center of Basque culture and tradition. In the midst of this isolated bastion of democratic values, Miguel finds more than a new life-he finds someone to live for. Miren Ansotegui is a charismatic and graceful dancer who has her pick of the bachelors in Guernica, but she focuses only on the charming and mysterious Miguel. The two discover a love that war and tragedy cannot destroy. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this beautiful novel about the resilience of family, love, and tradition in the face of hardship. The bombing of Guernica was a devastating experiment in total warfare by the German Luftwaffe in the run-up to World War II. For the Basques, it was an attack on the soul of their ancient nation; for the world, it was an unprecedented crime against humanity. In his first novel, Boling reintroduces the event and paints his own picture of a people so strong, vibrant, and proud that they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect their values, their country, and their loved ones.

Calling to mind such timeless war-and-love classics as Corelli's Mandolin and The English Patient, Guernica is a transporting novel that thrums with the power of storytelling and is peopled with characters driven by grit and heart. In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard and flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the center of Basque culture and tradition. In the midst of this isolated bastion of democratic values, Miguel finds more than a new life-he finds someone to live for. Miren Ansotegui is a charismatic and graceful dancer who has her pick of the bachelors in Guernica, but she focuses only on the charming and mysterious Miguel. The two discover a love that war and tragedy cannot destroy. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this beautiful novel about the resilience of family, love, and tradition in the face of hardship. The bombing of Guernica was a devastating experiment in total warfare by the German Luftwaffe in the run-up to World War II. For the Basques, it was an attack on the soul of their ancient nation; for the world, it was an unprecedented crime against humanity. In his first novel, Boling reintroduces the event and paints his own picture of a people so strong, vibrant, and proud that they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect their values, their country, and their loved ones.
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Calling to mind such timeless war-and-love classics as Corelli's Mandolin and The English Patient, Guernica is a transporting novel that thrums with the power of storytelling and is peopled with characters driven by grit and heart. In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard and flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the center of Basque culture and tradition. In the midst of this isolated bastion of democratic values, Miguel finds more than a new life-he finds someone to live for. Miren Ansotegui is a charismatic and graceful dancer who has her pick of the bachelors in Guernica, but she focuses only on the charming and mysterious Miguel. The two discover a love that war and tragedy cannot destroy. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this beautiful novel about the resilience of family, love, and tradition in the face of hardship. The bombing of Guernica was a devastating experiment in total warfare by the German Luftwaffe in the run-up to World War II. For the Basques, it was an attack on the soul of their ancient nation; for the world, it was an unprecedented crime against humanity. In his first novel, Boling reintroduces the event and paints his own picture of a people so strong, vibrant, and proud that they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect their values, their country, and their loved ones.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lloyd James

Length:

13h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

14:52


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:42


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:16


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:25


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

30:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:14


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:37


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

32:05


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

27:19


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

25:42


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

35:56


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

25:29


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

24:14


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

27:42


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

19:44


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

28:18


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

33:48


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

33:20


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

21:22


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

26:07


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

26:25


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

40:46


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

29:58


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

22:56


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

29:41


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

23:18


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

48:18


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

40:32


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

05:43


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

00:26