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Jacob Have I Loved

Katherine Paterson

"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved. Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach. Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.

"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved. Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach. Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.
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"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved. Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach. Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Moira Kelly

Length:

2h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:24