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Pioneer Girl

Bich Minh Nguyen

Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected - a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own.

Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected - a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected - a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

7h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:31