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Secrets of Eden - A Novel

Chris Bohjalian

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice. "There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels. Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice's daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen - who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him. But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew. Secrets of Eden is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives. Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems. As one character remarks, "Believe no one. Trust no one. Assume all of our stories are suspect." From the Hardcover edition.

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice. "There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels. Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice's daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen - who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him. But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew. Secrets of Eden is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives. Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems. As one character remarks, "Believe no one. Trust no one. Assume all of our stories are suspect." From the Hardcover edition.
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From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice. "There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels. Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice's daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen - who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him. But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew. Secrets of Eden is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives. Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems. As one character remarks, "Believe no one. Trust no one. Assume all of our stories are suspect." From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall, Susan Denaker, Kathe Mazur, Rebecca Lowman

Length:

11h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:39


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:46


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:32


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:17


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:26


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:39


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:22


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:11


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:39


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:37


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:00


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:57


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:52