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Maine

J. Courtney Sullivan

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In her best-selling debut, Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship. Now, in her highly anticipated second novel, Sullivan takes us into even richer territory, introducing four unforgettable women who have nothing in common but the fact that, like it or not, they're family. For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. Their beachfront property, won on a barroom bet after the war, sits on three acres of sand and pine nestled between stretches of rocky coast, with one tree bearing the initials "A.H." At the cottage, built by Kelleher hands, cocktail hour follows morning mass, nosy grandchildren snoop in drawers, and decades-old grudges simmer beneath the surface. As three generations of Kelleher women descend on the property one summer, each brings her own hopes and fears. Maggie is thirty-two and pregnant, waiting for the perfect moment to tell her imperfect boyfriend the news; Ann Marie, a Kelleher by marriage, is channeling her domestic frustration into a dollhouse obsession and an ill-advised crush; Kathleen, the black sheep, never wanted to set foot in the cottage again; and Alice, the matriarch at the center of it all, would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, long ago. By turns wickedly funny and achingly sad, Maine unveils the sibling rivalry, alcoholism, social climbing, and Catholic guilt at the center of one family, along with the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back, every summer, to Maine and to each other. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ann Marie Lee

Length:

17h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:18


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:45


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:50


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:58


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:15


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:14


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:12


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:45


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:48


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:45


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:49


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:24


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:49


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:57


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:03


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:48


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:49


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:59


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:47


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:21


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:27


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:30


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:07


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:54


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:47


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:07


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:09


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:59


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:38


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:58


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:51


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:35


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:25


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:31


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:25


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:47


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:42


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:00


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:52


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:28


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:06


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:29


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:33


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:27


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:55


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:12


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:14


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:54


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:04


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:37


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:56


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

00:29