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The Bookshop at Water's End - A Novel-logo

The Bookshop at Water's End - A Novel

Patti Callahan Henry

The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it... Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. READERS GUIDE INSIDE

The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it... Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
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The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it... Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. READERS GUIDE INSIDE

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andi Arndt, Lauren Fortgang, Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus

Length:

10h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:21


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:29


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:31


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:49


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:54


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:45


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:21


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:29


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:37


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:31