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Strangers at the Feast - A Novel

Jennifer Vanderbes

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Description:

On Thanksgiving Day 2007, three generations of the Olson family gather. Eleanor and Gavin worry about their daughter, Ginny, an unmarried academic in her thirties with a newly adopted Indian daughter, and about their son, Douglas, who has recently been caught in the imploding real-estate bubble. But Ginny and Douglas, determined to have a perfect holiday, keep their troubles secret, a skill they have learned from their parents. As old grudges, personality clashes, and a stove malfunction spiral the Olson's holiday into a tense and foodless afternoon, seventeen-year-old Kijo Jackson and his best friend, Spider, set out from the housing projects on a mysterious job. As these two families-one white, one black-head toward a violent and inevitable encounter, Jennifer Vanderbes masterfully lays bare the fraught lives of these fascinating characters and the lengths to which they will go to protect their families.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

10h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

16:44


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

04:36


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:34


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:11


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

07:14


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

15:29


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

21:01


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

05:20


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

08:23


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

26:50


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

11:52


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

25:15


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

12:14


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

08:29


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

07:51


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

11:36


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

09:26


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

08:40


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

03:11


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

02:33


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

06:50


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

08:52


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

09:25


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

13:39


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

02:25


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

14:23


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

10:49


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

04:41


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

16:35


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:32


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

11:18


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

05:59


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

12:09


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

16:22


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

25:29


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

20:57


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

09:41


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

08:04


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

03:36


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

17:46


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

09:40


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

10:47


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

06:48


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

05:06


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

07:15


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

05:10


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

02:23


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

04:11


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

05:23


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

05:15


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

02:16


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

06:57


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:04


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

08:10


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

03:24


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

03:37


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

07:27


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

05:14


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

05:06


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

09:38


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

08:05


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

14:29


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

00:25