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Opening Belle - A Novel

Maureen Sherry

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A whip-smart and funny novel told by a former Wall Street insider who reveals what it's like for a working woman to balance love, ambition, and family in a world of glamorous excess, outrageous risk-taking, and jaw-dropping sexism. In 2008, Isabelle-a self-made, thirty-something Wall Street star-appears to have it all: an Upper West Side apartment, three healthy children, a handsome husband, and a high-powered job. But her reality is something else. Her trading desk work environment resembles a 1980s frat party, her husband feels employment is beneath him, and the bulk of childcare and homecare still falls in Belle's already full lap. Enter Henry, the former college fiancé she never quite got over; now a hedge fund mogul. He becomes her largest client, and Belle gets to see the life she might have had with him. While Henry campaigns to win Belle back, the sexually harassed women in her office take action to improve their working conditions, and recruit a wary Belle into a secret "glass ceiling club" whose goal is to mellow the cowboy banking culture and get equal pay for their work. All along, Belle can sense the financial markets heading toward their soon-to-be historic crash and that something has to give-and when it does, everything is going to change: her marriage, her career, her world and her need to keep her colleagues' hands to themselves. From Maureen Sherry, a prize winning writer, a former Managing Director on Wall Street (who never signed a nondisclosure agreement when she left), Opening Belle takes readers into the adrenaline-fueled chaos of a Wall Street trading desk, the lavish parties, the lunch-time rendezvous, and ultimately into the heart of a woman who finds it easier to cook up millions at work than dinner at home.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Whelan

Length:

10h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

43:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

19:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:41