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Higher Ground

Gladys Smith

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Description:

Hattie Clark is an aging advocate of peace in an Idaho town torn by World War I. Crippled by a stroke, she hires Kirsta Strom, a German refugee, to help in her bookstore. But Kirsta has her own problems. A shyster lawyer and powerful man, Carl Foreman has some hold over her, and has her watched constantly. And she must deal with new neighbors, who hate her for her German birth and treat her cruelly. Hattie feels compelled to protect the woman and her young daughter Patrina against Foreman’s demands and neighbors’ abuse. Then Hattie’s adopted son Toby falls in love with Kirsta and asks Hattie to watch over his beloved while he is away battling Kirsta’s countrymen. As Toby endures – and matures in – the fiery crucible of war, Hattie braves personal danger to save Kirsta and discover the woman’s mysterious past. What she finds both touches and shocks her. A glimpse of America at war, when hometown values are turned upside-down and family ties are ripped to shreds. Where war is a religion, and Americans see German spies lurking around every corner. Where prejudice disguised as patriotism rules the day, and people like Hattie struggle to restore family.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laurie Klein

Length:

15h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:26