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The Children - A Novel

Ann Leary

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Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary comes the captivating story of a wealthy, but unconventional New England family, told from the perspective of a reclusive 29-year-old who has a secret (and famous) life on the Internet. Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother's home, the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister, Sally, grew up at "Lakeside," their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. Now the grown boys own the estate, which Joan occupies by their grace-and a provision in the family trust. When Spin, the youngest and favorite of all the children, brings his fiancé home for the summer, the entire family is intrigued. The beautiful and accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into this often comically rarefied world. But as the wedding draws near, and flaws surface in the family's polite veneer, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths is exposed. With remarkable wit and insight, Ann Leary pulls back the curtain on one blended family, as they are forced to grapple with the assets and liabilities - both material and psychological - left behind by their wonderfully flawed patriarch.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gretchen Mol

Length:

7h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:31