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The Forever Girl

Alexander McCall Smith

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one' s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter in the close-knit community of ex-pats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place for children to grow up. Their firstborn, Sally, has always listened to her heart, deciding at age four that she would rather be called Clover and then, a few years later, falling in love with her best friend, James. But the comforting embrace of island life can become claustrophobic for adults, especially when they are faced with difficult situations. At the same time that Clover falls in love with James, Amanda realizes that she has fallen out of love with David . . . and that she is interested in someone else. While Amanda tries to navigate the new path her heart is leading her down, Clover finds, much to her dismay, that James seems to be growing away from her. And when they leave the island for boarding school-- James to England and Clover to Scotland-- she feels she may have lost him for good. As Clover moves on to university, seldom seeing James but always carrying him in her heart, she finds herself torn between a desire to go forward with her life and the old feelings that she just can' t shed. Through the lives of Clover and James, and Amanda and David, acclaimed storyteller Alexander McCall Smith tells a tale full of love and heartbreak, humor and melancholy, that beautifully demonstrates the myriad ways in which love shapes our lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Lyons

Length:

10h 45m


Chapters

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01:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

14:56


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:56


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

21:34


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:22


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

18:12


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:28


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

23:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

14:25


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

18:30


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

11:18


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

17:02


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

22:42


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

15:00


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

20:37


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

17:53


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

27:26


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

16:02


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

15:09


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

15:43


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

28:19


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

18:47


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

27:00


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

15:31


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

20:52


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

27:48


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

25:16


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

14:02


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

28:41


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

27:24


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

30:55


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

30:23


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

07:57


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

01:17