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The Carriage House

Louisa Hall

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

For more than thirty years, William Adair' s faith in life was based on two indisputable principles: the exceptional good looks and athletic talents of his three daughters and the historical status of his family in their Philadelphia suburb. After suffering a stroke, William wakes up in his hospital bed to realize that his world has collapsed: his children are less extraordinary than he had remembered and his family' s notable history has been forgotten. William' s daughters-- all tennis champions in their youth-- are in decline. Having lost their father' s pride, the three sisters struggle to define themselves. Their mother, whose memory has started to fade, is unable to help them recall the talented girls they used to be. For three generations, a carriage house has stood on the Adair property. Built by William' s grandfather, it was William' s childhood refuge and a sign of the family' s prominence. Now held captive by a neighbor due to a zoning error, the house has decayed beyond recognition and may even be condemned. Rallying to save their father, Diana, Elizabeth, and Isabelle take on the battle for the carriage house that once stood as a symbol of their place in the world. Overcoming misunderstandings and betrayals both deep in the past and painfully new, each of the Adairs ultimately finds a place of forgiveness. The Carriage House is a moving, beautifully wrought debut novel about the complex bonds of siblings, about rebuilding lost lives, and about the saving grace of love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alyssa Bresnahan

Length:

9h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:51