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Michelle Huneven

The year is 1981, Reagan is in the White House, and the country is stalled in a recession. Cressida Hartley, a gifted Ph.D. student in economics, moves into her parents' shabby A-frame cabin in the Sierras to write her dissertation. Cress, increasingly resistant to her topic (art in the marketplace), allows herself to be drawn into the social life of the small mountain community. The exuberant local lodge owner, Jakey Yates, with his big personality and great animal magnetism, is the first to blur Cress' focus. The builder Rick Garsh gives her a job driving up and down the mountain for supplies. And then there are the two Morrow brothers, skilled carpenters, who are witty, intriguing, and married. As Cress tells her best friend back home in Pasadena, being a single woman on the mountain amounts to a form of public service. Falling prey to her own perilous reasoning, she soon finds herself in dark new territory, subject to forces beyond her control from both within and without.

The year is 1981, Reagan is in the White House, and the country is stalled in a recession. Cressida Hartley, a gifted Ph.D. student in economics, moves into her parents' shabby A-frame cabin in the Sierras to write her dissertation. Cress, increasingly resistant to her topic (art in the marketplace), allows herself to be drawn into the social life of the small mountain community. The exuberant local lodge owner, Jakey Yates, with his big personality and great animal magnetism, is the first to blur Cress' focus. The builder Rick Garsh gives her a job driving up and down the mountain for supplies. And then there are the two Morrow brothers, skilled carpenters, who are witty, intriguing, and married. As Cress tells her best friend back home in Pasadena, being a single woman on the mountain amounts to a form of public service. Falling prey to her own perilous reasoning, she soon finds herself in dark new territory, subject to forces beyond her control from both within and without.
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The year is 1981, Reagan is in the White House, and the country is stalled in a recession. Cressida Hartley, a gifted Ph.D. student in economics, moves into her parents' shabby A-frame cabin in the Sierras to write her dissertation. Cress, increasingly resistant to her topic (art in the marketplace), allows herself to be drawn into the social life of the small mountain community. The exuberant local lodge owner, Jakey Yates, with his big personality and great animal magnetism, is the first to blur Cress' focus. The builder Rick Garsh gives her a job driving up and down the mountain for supplies. And then there are the two Morrow brothers, skilled carpenters, who are witty, intriguing, and married. As Cress tells her best friend back home in Pasadena, being a single woman on the mountain amounts to a form of public service. Falling prey to her own perilous reasoning, she soon finds herself in dark new territory, subject to forces beyond her control from both within and without.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Rubinate

Length:

9h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:54