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The Fires of Spring - A Novel

James A. Michener

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An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered as the beloved master of the historical epic, The Fires of Spring unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy's perilous journey into manhood. David Harper is an orphan, seemingly doomed to loneliness and poverty. As an adolescent con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an amusement park, the place where he first learns about women and the mysteries of love. Soon he discovers that his longing to embrace the world is stronger than the harsh realities that constrain him. Featuring autobiographical touches from Michener's own life story, The Fires of Spring is more than a novel: It's a rich slice of American life, brimming with wisdom, longing, and compassion. Praise for The Fires of Spring "A warm-hearted, readable story, crammed with lively incident and remarkable characters."-The Atlantic "Heartfelt . . . immensely readable . . . Michener is a born writer."-The New York Times "Michener is a gifted storyteller."-Kirkus Reviews "Brilliantly done."-Library Journal

Language:

English

Narrators:

Larry McKeever

Length:

24h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

44:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

45:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

44:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

46:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

40:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

44:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

36:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

43:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

44:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

44:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

44:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

41:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

31:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

35:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

37:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:39