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Jackson Hole Journey

Linda Jacobs

Francesca di Paoli, an immigrant fallen on hard times, reaches what she hopes is a safe haven in Jackson Hole in June, 1925 . . . only to narrowly miss dying in the historic Gros Ventre landslide. Hired as a cook at the Snake River Dude Ranch, she and the rest of the valley inhabitants watch a new lake form along a dammed river. Poised above homes and ranches, will the three-hundred foot wall of debris hold back the waters? Over the next two years of the Roaring Twenties, Francesca’s fate entwines with the Sutton family who own the ranch. The firstborn, William, appears to be the steady one, but harbors a longing to be seen as more than the owner's son. Bryce, believing his parents care more for William, spends time away from home . . . until he decides to compete with his brother for Francesca. Tensions rise as Bitter Waters, the Nez Perce uncle of the Sutton men comes to the ranch to die, raking up secrets of their heritage and attracting the attention of the Ku Klux Klan. In the valley, ranchers clash over a controversial proposal to make Jackson Hole a new National Park . . . and residents continue to fear the unstable slide block as earth tremors shake its foundation. Swept up in the floodtide of history, what will become of Francesca, William, and Bryce?

Francesca di Paoli, an immigrant fallen on hard times, reaches what she hopes is a safe haven in Jackson Hole in June, 1925 . . . only to narrowly miss dying in the historic Gros Ventre landslide. Hired as a cook at the Snake River Dude Ranch, she and the rest of the valley inhabitants watch a new lake form along a dammed river. Poised above homes and ranches, will the three-hundred foot wall of debris hold back the waters? Over the next two years of the Roaring Twenties, Francesca’s fate entwines with the Sutton family who own the ranch. The firstborn, William, appears to be the steady one, but harbors a longing to be seen as more than the owner's son. Bryce, believing his parents care more for William, spends time away from home . . . until he decides to compete with his brother for Francesca. Tensions rise as Bitter Waters, the Nez Perce uncle of the Sutton men comes to the ranch to die, raking up secrets of their heritage and attracting the attention of the Ku Klux Klan. In the valley, ranchers clash over a controversial proposal to make Jackson Hole a new National Park . . . and residents continue to fear the unstable slide block as earth tremors shake its foundation. Swept up in the floodtide of history, what will become of Francesca, William, and Bryce?
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Francesca di Paoli, an immigrant fallen on hard times, reaches what she hopes is a safe haven in Jackson Hole in June, 1925 . . . only to narrowly miss dying in the historic Gros Ventre landslide. Hired as a cook at the Snake River Dude Ranch, she and the rest of the valley inhabitants watch a new lake form along a dammed river. Poised above homes and ranches, will the three-hundred foot wall of debris hold back the waters? Over the next two years of the Roaring Twenties, Francesca’s fate entwines with the Sutton family who own the ranch. The firstborn, William, appears to be the steady one, but harbors a longing to be seen as more than the owner's son. Bryce, believing his parents care more for William, spends time away from home . . . until he decides to compete with his brother for Francesca. Tensions rise as Bitter Waters, the Nez Perce uncle of the Sutton men comes to the ranch to die, raking up secrets of their heritage and attracting the attention of the Ku Klux Klan. In the valley, ranchers clash over a controversial proposal to make Jackson Hole a new National Park . . . and residents continue to fear the unstable slide block as earth tremors shake its foundation. Swept up in the floodtide of history, what will become of Francesca, William, and Bryce?

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Pruden

Length:

12h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

29:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

18:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:47