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Home Sweet Home - A novel

April Smith

From the widely praised author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey series and A Star for Mrs. Blake, this riveting epic drama follows the Kusek family from New York City to America's heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a sensational trial, and, ultimately, murder. Calvin Kusek, a WWII pilot and attorney, and his wife, Betsy, escape the 1950s conformity of New York City to relocate to a close-knit town in South Dakota. They settle on a ranch and Betsy becomes a visiting nurse, befriending a quirky assortment of rural characters. Their children, Jo and her brother Lance, grow up caring for animals and riding rodeo. Life isn't easy, but it is full and rewarding. When a seat in the State Assembly becomes available, Cal jumps at the chance to repay the community and serves three popular terms. Things change when Cal runs for the U.S. Senate. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks. Mass hysteria takes over, inflamed by Cal's political enemies. Driven by fear and hate, their neighbors turn, condemning them as enemies and spies. The American Dream falls apart overnight as the Kuseks try to protect their children from the nightmare that follows. The family is vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, but the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek and his wife and son are brutally attacked, and the mystery then unfolds as to who committed this coldblooded murder, and are they related to the stunning events of decades earlier? From the Hardcover edition.

From the widely praised author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey series and A Star for Mrs. Blake, this riveting epic drama follows the Kusek family from New York City to America's heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a sensational trial, and, ultimately, murder. Calvin Kusek, a WWII pilot and attorney, and his wife, Betsy, escape the 1950s conformity of New York City to relocate to a close-knit town in South Dakota. They settle on a ranch and Betsy becomes a visiting nurse, befriending a quirky assortment of rural characters. Their children, Jo and her brother Lance, grow up caring for animals and riding rodeo. Life isn't easy, but it is full and rewarding. When a seat in the State Assembly becomes available, Cal jumps at the chance to repay the community and serves three popular terms. Things change when Cal runs for the U.S. Senate. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks. Mass hysteria takes over, inflamed by Cal's political enemies. Driven by fear and hate, their neighbors turn, condemning them as enemies and spies. The American Dream falls apart overnight as the Kuseks try to protect their children from the nightmare that follows. The family is vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, but the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek and his wife and son are brutally attacked, and the mystery then unfolds as to who committed this coldblooded murder, and are they related to the stunning events of decades earlier? From the Hardcover edition.
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From the widely praised author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey series and A Star for Mrs. Blake, this riveting epic drama follows the Kusek family from New York City to America's heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a sensational trial, and, ultimately, murder. Calvin Kusek, a WWII pilot and attorney, and his wife, Betsy, escape the 1950s conformity of New York City to relocate to a close-knit town in South Dakota. They settle on a ranch and Betsy becomes a visiting nurse, befriending a quirky assortment of rural characters. Their children, Jo and her brother Lance, grow up caring for animals and riding rodeo. Life isn't easy, but it is full and rewarding. When a seat in the State Assembly becomes available, Cal jumps at the chance to repay the community and serves three popular terms. Things change when Cal runs for the U.S. Senate. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks. Mass hysteria takes over, inflamed by Cal's political enemies. Driven by fear and hate, their neighbors turn, condemning them as enemies and spies. The American Dream falls apart overnight as the Kuseks try to protect their children from the nightmare that follows. The family is vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, but the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek and his wife and son are brutally attacked, and the mystery then unfolds as to who committed this coldblooded murder, and are they related to the stunning events of decades earlier? From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cady McClain

Length:

14h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:27


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:31


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:09


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:13


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:45


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

09:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:29


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:01


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:58


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:15


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:40


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:58


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:50


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:50


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

00:27