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Newport - A Novel

Jill Morrow

Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the Roaring Twenties and to a mansion filled with secrets as a debonair lawyer must separate truth from deception. Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island's glittering "summer cottages" are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who built them. Attorney Adrian De la Noye is no stranger to Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though he'd prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client. Bennett Chapman's offspring have the usual concerns about their father's much-younger fiancée. But when they learn of the old widower's firm belief that his first late wife, who "communicates" via séance, has chosen the beautiful Catherine Walsh for him, they're shocked. And for Adrian, encountering Catherine in the last place he saw her decades ago proves to be a far greater surprise. Still, De la Noye is here to handle a will, and he fully intends to do so-just as soon as he unearths every last secret, otherworldly or not, about the Chapmans, Catherine Walsh . . . and his own very fraught history. A skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor, and finely drawn characters, Newport vividly brings to life the glitzy era of the 1920s.

Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the Roaring Twenties and to a mansion filled with secrets as a debonair lawyer must separate truth from deception. Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island's glittering "summer cottages" are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who built them. Attorney Adrian De la Noye is no stranger to Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though he'd prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client. Bennett Chapman's offspring have the usual concerns about their father's much-younger fiancée. But when they learn of the old widower's firm belief that his first late wife, who "communicates" via séance, has chosen the beautiful Catherine Walsh for him, they're shocked. And for Adrian, encountering Catherine in the last place he saw her decades ago proves to be a far greater surprise. Still, De la Noye is here to handle a will, and he fully intends to do so-just as soon as he unearths every last secret, otherworldly or not, about the Chapmans, Catherine Walsh . . . and his own very fraught history. A skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor, and finely drawn characters, Newport vividly brings to life the glitzy era of the 1920s.
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Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the Roaring Twenties and to a mansion filled with secrets as a debonair lawyer must separate truth from deception. Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island's glittering "summer cottages" are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who built them. Attorney Adrian De la Noye is no stranger to Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though he'd prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client. Bennett Chapman's offspring have the usual concerns about their father's much-younger fiancée. But when they learn of the old widower's firm belief that his first late wife, who "communicates" via séance, has chosen the beautiful Catherine Walsh for him, they're shocked. And for Adrian, encountering Catherine in the last place he saw her decades ago proves to be a far greater surprise. Still, De la Noye is here to handle a will, and he fully intends to do so-just as soon as he unearths every last secret, otherworldly or not, about the Chapmans, Catherine Walsh . . . and his own very fraught history. A skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor, and finely drawn characters, Newport vividly brings to life the glitzy era of the 1920s.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johanna Parker

Length:

9h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:32