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In the Age of Love and Chocolate - A Novel

Gabrielle Zevin

All These Things I've Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win. Still, it is Anya's nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life. In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin's writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

All These Things I've Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win. Still, it is Anya's nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life. In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin's writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.
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All These Things I've Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win. Still, it is Anya's nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life. In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin's writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ilyana Kadushin

Length:

8h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

35:56


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

47:33


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:36


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:49


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

21:32


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:28


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

11:41


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

13:46


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

15:02


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

22:43


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

34:10


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

02:20


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

12:35


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

08:06


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

24:08


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

11:33


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

12:54


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

11:25


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

12:39


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

23:04


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

29:39


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

24:41


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

01:27


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

14:31


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

27:58


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

01:17


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

17:16


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

01:06