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The Borrower

Rebecca Makkai

Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, is unsure where her life is headed. That becomes more than a figure of speech when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home and Lucy finds herself in the surprise role of chauffeur. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and dubious family history thrown in their path. But who is actually running away? And from what?

Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, is unsure where her life is headed. That becomes more than a figure of speech when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home and Lucy finds herself in the surprise role of chauffeur. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and dubious family history thrown in their path. But who is actually running away? And from what?
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, is unsure where her life is headed. That becomes more than a figure of speech when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home and Lucy finds herself in the surprise role of chauffeur. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and dubious family history thrown in their path. But who is actually running away? And from what?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Bauer

Length:

10h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

29:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

28:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:25