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Sister Mine - A Novel

Tawni O'Dell

"Tawni O'Dell is a great American storyteller. SISTER MINE is hilarious and poignant; the details glitter like King Coal from a writer who knows it well. This is a story of family, friendship, and how secrets can bury us or redeem us....In the gifted hands of Tawni O'Dell, you can bet on redemption." -Adriana Trigiani, author of Home to Big Stone Gap Shae-Lynn Penrose drives a cab in a town where no one needs a cab-but plenty of people need rides. A former police officer with a closet full of miniskirts, a recklessly sharp tongue, and a tendency to deal with men by either beating them up or taking them to bed, she has spent years carving out a life for herself and her son in Jolly Mount, Pennsylvania, the tiny coal-mining town where she grew up. Two years ago, five of Shae-Lynn's miner friends were catapulted to media stardom when they were rescued after surviving four days trapped in a mine. As the men struggle to come to terms with the nightmarish memories of their ordeal, along with the fallout of their short- lived celebrity, Shae-Lynn finds herself facing harsh realities and reliving bad dreams of her own, including her relationship with her brutal father, her conflicted passion for one of the miners, and the hidden identity of the man who fathered her son. When the younger sister she thought was dead arrives on her doorstep, followed closely by a gun-wielding Russian gangster, a shady New York lawyer, and a desperate Connecticut housewife, Shae-Lynn is forced to grapple with the horrible truth she discovers about the life her sister's been living, and with one ominous question: Will her return result in a monstrous act of greed or one of sacrifice? Tawni O'Dell's trademark blend of black humor, tenderness, and a keen sense of place is evident once again as Shae-Lynn takes on past demons and all-too-present dangers. From the Compact Disc edition.

"Tawni O'Dell is a great American storyteller. SISTER MINE is hilarious and poignant; the details glitter like King Coal from a writer who knows it well. This is a story of family, friendship, and how secrets can bury us or redeem us....In the gifted hands of Tawni O'Dell, you can bet on redemption." -Adriana Trigiani, author of Home to Big Stone Gap Shae-Lynn Penrose drives a cab in a town where no one needs a cab-but plenty of people need rides. A former police officer with a closet full of miniskirts, a recklessly sharp tongue, and a tendency to deal with men by either beating them up or taking them to bed, she has spent years carving out a life for herself and her son in Jolly Mount, Pennsylvania, the tiny coal-mining town where she grew up. Two years ago, five of Shae-Lynn's miner friends were catapulted to media stardom when they were rescued after surviving four days trapped in a mine. As the men struggle to come to terms with the nightmarish memories of their ordeal, along with the fallout of their short- lived celebrity, Shae-Lynn finds herself facing harsh realities and reliving bad dreams of her own, including her relationship with her brutal father, her conflicted passion for one of the miners, and the hidden identity of the man who fathered her son. When the younger sister she thought was dead arrives on her doorstep, followed closely by a gun-wielding Russian gangster, a shady New York lawyer, and a desperate Connecticut housewife, Shae-Lynn is forced to grapple with the horrible truth she discovers about the life her sister's been living, and with one ominous question: Will her return result in a monstrous act of greed or one of sacrifice? Tawni O'Dell's trademark blend of black humor, tenderness, and a keen sense of place is evident once again as Shae-Lynn takes on past demons and all-too-present dangers. From the Compact Disc edition.
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"Tawni O'Dell is a great American storyteller. SISTER MINE is hilarious and poignant; the details glitter like King Coal from a writer who knows it well. This is a story of family, friendship, and how secrets can bury us or redeem us....In the gifted hands of Tawni O'Dell, you can bet on redemption." -Adriana Trigiani, author of Home to Big Stone Gap Shae-Lynn Penrose drives a cab in a town where no one needs a cab-but plenty of people need rides. A former police officer with a closet full of miniskirts, a recklessly sharp tongue, and a tendency to deal with men by either beating them up or taking them to bed, she has spent years carving out a life for herself and her son in Jolly Mount, Pennsylvania, the tiny coal-mining town where she grew up. Two years ago, five of Shae-Lynn's miner friends were catapulted to media stardom when they were rescued after surviving four days trapped in a mine. As the men struggle to come to terms with the nightmarish memories of their ordeal, along with the fallout of their short- lived celebrity, Shae-Lynn finds herself facing harsh realities and reliving bad dreams of her own, including her relationship with her brutal father, her conflicted passion for one of the miners, and the hidden identity of the man who fathered her son. When the younger sister she thought was dead arrives on her doorstep, followed closely by a gun-wielding Russian gangster, a shady New York lawyer, and a desperate Connecticut housewife, Shae-Lynn is forced to grapple with the horrible truth she discovers about the life her sister's been living, and with one ominous question: Will her return result in a monstrous act of greed or one of sacrifice? Tawni O'Dell's trademark blend of black humor, tenderness, and a keen sense of place is evident once again as Shae-Lynn takes on past demons and all-too-present dangers. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

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04:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:13


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:56


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:39