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How to Buy a Love of Reading

Tanya Egan Gibson

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

To Carley Wells, words are the enemy-her tutor's innumerable SAT flashcards; her personal trainer's "fifty-seven pounds overweight" assessment; and the endless reading assignments from her English teacher, Mr. Nagel. When Nagel reports to her parents that she has answered "What is your favorite book?" with "Never met one I liked," they decide to fix what he calls her "intellectual impoverishment." They will commission a book to be written just for her-one she'll have to love-that will impress her teacher and the whole town of Fox Glen with their family's devotion to the arts. They will be patrons-the Medicis of Long Island. They will buy their daughter The Love of Reading. Impossible though it is for Carley to imagine loving books, she is in love with a young bibliophile who cares about them more than anything. Anything, that is, but a good bottle of scotch. Hunter Cay, Carley's best friend and Fox Glen's resident golden boy, is becoming a stranger to her lately as he drowns himself in F. Scott Fitzgerald, booze, and Vicodin. When the Wellses move struggling writer Bree McEnroy into their mansion to write Carley's book, Carley's sole interest in the project is to distract Hunter from drinking and give them something to share. But as Hunter's behavior becomes erratic and dangerous, she finds herself increasingly drawn into the fictional world Bree has created and begins to understand for the first time the power of stories-those we read, those we want to believe in, and most of all, those we tell ourselves about ourselves. Stories powerful enough to destroy a person. Or save her.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

13h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

29:21


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:34


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

37:21


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

02:51


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

19:44


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

33:21


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

11:49


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

02:33


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

30:02


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:40


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

15:44


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

06:35


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:21


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

08:15


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

13:13


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

12:32


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

06:38


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

04:16


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

02:00


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

18:23


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

05:52


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

29:14


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

17:42


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

14:56


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

17:03


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

01:40


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

13:57


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

07:44


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

12:23


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

01:09


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

03:04


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

03:56


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

02:56


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

13:57


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

21:18


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

45:49


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

16:42


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

06:22


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

12:00


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

05:45


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

05:21


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

07:15


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

10:32


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

39:24


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

11:34


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

08:05


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

06:08


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

27:16


Part 5, Chapter 49
Part 5, Chapter 49

24:17


Part 5, Chapter 50
Part 5, Chapter 50

04:28


Part 5, Chapter 51
Part 5, Chapter 51

09:47


Part 5, Chapter 52
Part 5, Chapter 52

03:09


Part 5, Chapter 53
Part 5, Chapter 53

11:25


Part 5, Chapter 54
Part 5, Chapter 54

06:19


Part 6, Chapter 55
Part 6, Chapter 55

14:04


Part 6, Chapter 56
Part 6, Chapter 56

05:25


Part 6, Chapter 57
Part 6, Chapter 57

06:08


Part 6, Chapter 58
Part 6, Chapter 58

04:49


Part 6, Chapter 59
Part 6, Chapter 59

02:42


Part 6, Chapter 60
Part 6, Chapter 60

18:02


Part 6, Chapter 61
Part 6, Chapter 61

00:25