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Recessional - A Novel

James A. Michener

"MICHENER IS AMERICA'S BEST WRITER." --The Pittsburgh Press In his stunning new novel, bestselling novelist James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life experiences to illuminate the challenges of aging and the folly of youth in a Florida retirement home known as the Palms. As the new, young director of the Palms, Andy Zorn suffers no shortage of loving support and wise advice from his "elders," a group of five passionate, outspoken residents who refuse to accept the passive roles that both society and family have handed them. Yet past scandal has driven Zorn to despondency, until he meets an extraordinary young woman in the rehab wing, who has been forced to rebuild her life in the face of crippling injuries. Now Zorn finds himself falling in love--and with the help and gentle jabs from his more mature friends, he discovers a wonderful new purpose in life.... "Michener hooks you with wonderfully humorous scenes. These are then interwoven between the moments of pain and heartache brought about by life choices we all must make." --Tulsa World "Engaging...One will be drawn into the novelist's world....The lush natural setting provides James Michener plenty to show and tell." --The Washington Times

"MICHENER IS AMERICA'S BEST WRITER." --The Pittsburgh Press In his stunning new novel, bestselling novelist James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life experiences to illuminate the challenges of aging and the folly of youth in a Florida retirement home known as the Palms. As the new, young director of the Palms, Andy Zorn suffers no shortage of loving support and wise advice from his "elders," a group of five passionate, outspoken residents who refuse to accept the passive roles that both society and family have handed them. Yet past scandal has driven Zorn to despondency, until he meets an extraordinary young woman in the rehab wing, who has been forced to rebuild her life in the face of crippling injuries. Now Zorn finds himself falling in love--and with the help and gentle jabs from his more mature friends, he discovers a wonderful new purpose in life.... "Michener hooks you with wonderfully humorous scenes. These are then interwoven between the moments of pain and heartache brought about by life choices we all must make." --Tulsa World "Engaging...One will be drawn into the novelist's world....The lush natural setting provides James Michener plenty to show and tell." --The Washington Times
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"MICHENER IS AMERICA'S BEST WRITER." --The Pittsburgh Press In his stunning new novel, bestselling novelist James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life experiences to illuminate the challenges of aging and the folly of youth in a Florida retirement home known as the Palms. As the new, young director of the Palms, Andy Zorn suffers no shortage of loving support and wise advice from his "elders," a group of five passionate, outspoken residents who refuse to accept the passive roles that both society and family have handed them. Yet past scandal has driven Zorn to despondency, until he meets an extraordinary young woman in the rehab wing, who has been forced to rebuild her life in the face of crippling injuries. Now Zorn finds himself falling in love--and with the help and gentle jabs from his more mature friends, he discovers a wonderful new purpose in life.... "Michener hooks you with wonderfully humorous scenes. These are then interwoven between the moments of pain and heartache brought about by life choices we all must make." --Tulsa World "Engaging...One will be drawn into the novelist's world....The lush natural setting provides James Michener plenty to show and tell." --The Washington Times

Language:

English

Narrators:

Larry McKeever

Length:

23h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

32:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

55:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

23:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

21:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

19:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

17:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

19:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

25:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

23:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

21:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

19:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

28:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

34:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

15:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

28:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

19:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

22:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

19:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:31