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Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase

Louise Walters

A heartbreaking and deeply compelling debut, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a compulsive page-turner about thwarted love, dashed hopes, and family secrets-book-club fiction at its best. Roberta, a lonely thirty-four-year-old bibliophile, works at The Old and New Bookshop in England. When she finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother's battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her understanding of her family's history is completely upturned. Running alongside Roberta's narrative is that of her grandmother, Dorothy, as a forty-year-old childless woman desperate for motherhood during the early years of World War II. After a chance encounter with a Polish war pilot, Dorothy believes she's finally found happiness, but must instead make an unthinkable decision whose consequences forever change the framework of her family. The parallel stories of Roberta and Dorothy unravel over the course of eighty years as they both make their own ways through secrets, lies, sacrifices, and love. Utterly absorbing, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a spellbinding tale of two worlds, one shattered by secrets and the other by the truth. From the Hardcover edition.

A heartbreaking and deeply compelling debut, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a compulsive page-turner about thwarted love, dashed hopes, and family secrets-book-club fiction at its best. Roberta, a lonely thirty-four-year-old bibliophile, works at The Old and New Bookshop in England. When she finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother's battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her understanding of her family's history is completely upturned. Running alongside Roberta's narrative is that of her grandmother, Dorothy, as a forty-year-old childless woman desperate for motherhood during the early years of World War II. After a chance encounter with a Polish war pilot, Dorothy believes she's finally found happiness, but must instead make an unthinkable decision whose consequences forever change the framework of her family. The parallel stories of Roberta and Dorothy unravel over the course of eighty years as they both make their own ways through secrets, lies, sacrifices, and love. Utterly absorbing, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a spellbinding tale of two worlds, one shattered by secrets and the other by the truth. From the Hardcover edition.
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A heartbreaking and deeply compelling debut, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a compulsive page-turner about thwarted love, dashed hopes, and family secrets-book-club fiction at its best. Roberta, a lonely thirty-four-year-old bibliophile, works at The Old and New Bookshop in England. When she finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother's battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her understanding of her family's history is completely upturned. Running alongside Roberta's narrative is that of her grandmother, Dorothy, as a forty-year-old childless woman desperate for motherhood during the early years of World War II. After a chance encounter with a Polish war pilot, Dorothy believes she's finally found happiness, but must instead make an unthinkable decision whose consequences forever change the framework of her family. The parallel stories of Roberta and Dorothy unravel over the course of eighty years as they both make their own ways through secrets, lies, sacrifices, and love. Utterly absorbing, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a spellbinding tale of two worlds, one shattered by secrets and the other by the truth. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anna Bentinck, Karen Cass

Length:

9h 53m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:12


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:22


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:07


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:30


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:21