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Hope Was Here

Joan Bauer

A Newbery Honor Book Food is in 16-year-old Hope’s blood. With her Aunt Addie, diner cook extraordinaire, she travels the States and hones her waitressing skills, impressing hungry people everywhere. But following the tides of comfort food dining means Hope never gets to stay in one place very long, and that’s tough. The latest move threatens to be the hardest yet, leaving the excitement of New York City to run a diner in rural Wisconsin. Hope doesn’t expect to feel at home there, just as she doesn’t expect to get caught up in town politics. But her occupation has taught her to read people, and instinct tells her to trust G.T. Stoop, the straight-shooting owner of the Welcome Stairways Diner, whose leukemia makes his entry into a heated mayoral race a surprise to everyone. What follows—as Hope meets politics, corruption, and her past head-on—is at the heart of this memorable, laugh-out-loud story about honor, trust, and serving up your very best.

A Newbery Honor Book Food is in 16-year-old Hope’s blood. With her Aunt Addie, diner cook extraordinaire, she travels the States and hones her waitressing skills, impressing hungry people everywhere. But following the tides of comfort food dining means Hope never gets to stay in one place very long, and that’s tough. The latest move threatens to be the hardest yet, leaving the excitement of New York City to run a diner in rural Wisconsin. Hope doesn’t expect to feel at home there, just as she doesn’t expect to get caught up in town politics. But her occupation has taught her to read people, and instinct tells her to trust G.T. Stoop, the straight-shooting owner of the Welcome Stairways Diner, whose leukemia makes his entry into a heated mayoral race a surprise to everyone. What follows—as Hope meets politics, corruption, and her past head-on—is at the heart of this memorable, laugh-out-loud story about honor, trust, and serving up your very best.
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A Newbery Honor Book Food is in 16-year-old Hope’s blood. With her Aunt Addie, diner cook extraordinaire, she travels the States and hones her waitressing skills, impressing hungry people everywhere. But following the tides of comfort food dining means Hope never gets to stay in one place very long, and that’s tough. The latest move threatens to be the hardest yet, leaving the excitement of New York City to run a diner in rural Wisconsin. Hope doesn’t expect to feel at home there, just as she doesn’t expect to get caught up in town politics. But her occupation has taught her to read people, and instinct tells her to trust G.T. Stoop, the straight-shooting owner of the Welcome Stairways Diner, whose leukemia makes his entry into a heated mayoral race a surprise to everyone. What follows—as Hope meets politics, corruption, and her past head-on—is at the heart of this memorable, laugh-out-loud story about honor, trust, and serving up your very best.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenna Lamia

Length:

4h 31m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:27