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'Round Midnight

Laura McBride

From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, ‘Round Midnight is the story of four women—one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness—whose lives change at the Midnight Room. June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s, and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata’s secret when she opens her employer’s door to that Chicago businessman—and his gun. And then there is Coral, an African-American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, ‘Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women’s lives.

From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, ‘Round Midnight is the story of four women—one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness—whose lives change at the Midnight Room. June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s, and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata’s secret when she opens her employer’s door to that Chicago businessman—and his gun. And then there is Coral, an African-American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, ‘Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women’s lives.
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From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, ‘Round Midnight is the story of four women—one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness—whose lives change at the Midnight Room. June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s, and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata’s secret when she opens her employer’s door to that Chicago businessman—and his gun. And then there is Coral, an African-American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, ‘Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women’s lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joy Osmanski, Will Damron

Length:

11h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

27:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:49