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The Endless Forest - A Novel

Sara Donati

With a master storyteller's skill and a historian's precision, Sara Donati has delighted readers and critics alike with her bestselling novels of the nineteenth-century New York frontier. Now she brings us The Endless Forest, set in the remote village of Paradise, where the Bonner family that readers first met in Into the Wilderness make their home. The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners' ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives. In the sudden peace that follows the storm, as families struggle to rebuild, childhood friends Martha and Daniel, Lily's twin brother, suddenly begin to see each other in a new light. But their growing bond is threatened when Martha's mother arrives back in Paradise a decade after abandoning her daughter. Jemima Southern is a dangerous schemer who has destroyed more than one family, and her anger touches everyone, as do her secrets. Has Jemima come to claim her daughter-or does she have something else in mind? Whatever happens, Martha and Daniel and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home. Painful secrets and hidden sorrows, joy, heartbreak, and passion follow the Bonners through a season of change and renewal. A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance in a fascinating place and time, The Endless Forest will be remembered long after the last page is turned. From the Hardcover edition.

With a master storyteller's skill and a historian's precision, Sara Donati has delighted readers and critics alike with her bestselling novels of the nineteenth-century New York frontier. Now she brings us The Endless Forest, set in the remote village of Paradise, where the Bonner family that readers first met in Into the Wilderness make their home. The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners' ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives. In the sudden peace that follows the storm, as families struggle to rebuild, childhood friends Martha and Daniel, Lily's twin brother, suddenly begin to see each other in a new light. But their growing bond is threatened when Martha's mother arrives back in Paradise a decade after abandoning her daughter. Jemima Southern is a dangerous schemer who has destroyed more than one family, and her anger touches everyone, as do her secrets. Has Jemima come to claim her daughter-or does she have something else in mind? Whatever happens, Martha and Daniel and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home. Painful secrets and hidden sorrows, joy, heartbreak, and passion follow the Bonners through a season of change and renewal. A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance in a fascinating place and time, The Endless Forest will be remembered long after the last page is turned. From the Hardcover edition.
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With a master storyteller's skill and a historian's precision, Sara Donati has delighted readers and critics alike with her bestselling novels of the nineteenth-century New York frontier. Now she brings us The Endless Forest, set in the remote village of Paradise, where the Bonner family that readers first met in Into the Wilderness make their home. The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners' ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives. In the sudden peace that follows the storm, as families struggle to rebuild, childhood friends Martha and Daniel, Lily's twin brother, suddenly begin to see each other in a new light. But their growing bond is threatened when Martha's mother arrives back in Paradise a decade after abandoning her daughter. Jemima Southern is a dangerous schemer who has destroyed more than one family, and her anger touches everyone, as do her secrets. Has Jemima come to claim her daughter-or does she have something else in mind? Whatever happens, Martha and Daniel and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home. Painful secrets and hidden sorrows, joy, heartbreak, and passion follow the Bonners through a season of change and renewal. A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance in a fascinating place and time, The Endless Forest will be remembered long after the last page is turned. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

22h 53m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:47


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:25


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:47


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:45


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:47


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:00


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:02


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:12


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:08


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:27


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:43


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:29


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:51


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:16


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:57


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:49


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:05


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:27


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:33


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:40


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:01


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:08


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:00


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:03


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:08


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:00


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:44


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:56


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:11


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:09


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:20


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:19


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:05


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:23


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:02


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:37


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:12


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:44


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:33


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:24


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:37


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:09


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:49


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:09


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

09:24


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:07


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:08


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:09


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:50


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:15


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:05


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:05


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:11


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:59


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:02


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:13


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:54


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:15


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:59


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:37


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:07


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:26


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:09


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:07


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:42


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:53


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:45


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:11


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:19


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:34


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

07:17


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:23


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:54


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:44


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:34


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:10


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:09


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:59


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:43


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:14


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:42


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:27


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:37


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:47


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:10


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:27


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

05:31


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:26


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:25


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:55

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