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The Night Journal

Elizabeth Crook

A brilliantly imagined, lavish, and transporting novel of a young woman's search for the truth about her family's mythic past. . . Meg Mabry has spent her life with her back turned to her legendary family legacy. In the 1890s her great-grandmother Hannah Bass composed starkly revealing diaries of her life on the southwestern frontier, first as a Harvey Girl at the glamorous Montezuma Resort in New Mexico and later as the wife of brilliant, and often-absent, railway engineer Eliott Bass. A generation later, Hannah's daughter, Claudia Bass, renowned historian known to all as Bassie, staked her academic career and reputation on these vibrant accounts, editing and publishing them to great acclaim. Thanks to the journals and the to the industry Bassie created around them, Hannah would forever be one of the most romantic and famous figures of southwestern history. Meg, however-Bassie's granddaughter-finds the family lore oppressive. When an excavation on the old Bass family property beckons a now-elderly and viper-tongued Bassie back to the fabled land of her childhood, Meg only grudgingly consents to accompany her. Determined not to live under the shadow of her ancestry, Meg has never even read the journals. But when an unexpected discovery casts doubt on the history recorded in their pages and harbored in Bassie's memories, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story and ventures even deeper into Hannah's life to unlock the mystery at the journal's core. THE NIGHT JOURNAL is an enthralling tale in which native ruins, majestic desert hotels, and the hardship and boldness of frontier life fit seamlessly with a modern-day story of coming to terms with loss, family secrets, and shattering truths that lie shrouded in memory.

A brilliantly imagined, lavish, and transporting novel of a young woman's search for the truth about her family's mythic past. . . Meg Mabry has spent her life with her back turned to her legendary family legacy. In the 1890s her great-grandmother Hannah Bass composed starkly revealing diaries of her life on the southwestern frontier, first as a Harvey Girl at the glamorous Montezuma Resort in New Mexico and later as the wife of brilliant, and often-absent, railway engineer Eliott Bass. A generation later, Hannah's daughter, Claudia Bass, renowned historian known to all as Bassie, staked her academic career and reputation on these vibrant accounts, editing and publishing them to great acclaim. Thanks to the journals and the to the industry Bassie created around them, Hannah would forever be one of the most romantic and famous figures of southwestern history. Meg, however-Bassie's granddaughter-finds the family lore oppressive. When an excavation on the old Bass family property beckons a now-elderly and viper-tongued Bassie back to the fabled land of her childhood, Meg only grudgingly consents to accompany her. Determined not to live under the shadow of her ancestry, Meg has never even read the journals. But when an unexpected discovery casts doubt on the history recorded in their pages and harbored in Bassie's memories, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story and ventures even deeper into Hannah's life to unlock the mystery at the journal's core. THE NIGHT JOURNAL is an enthralling tale in which native ruins, majestic desert hotels, and the hardship and boldness of frontier life fit seamlessly with a modern-day story of coming to terms with loss, family secrets, and shattering truths that lie shrouded in memory.
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A brilliantly imagined, lavish, and transporting novel of a young woman's search for the truth about her family's mythic past. . . Meg Mabry has spent her life with her back turned to her legendary family legacy. In the 1890s her great-grandmother Hannah Bass composed starkly revealing diaries of her life on the southwestern frontier, first as a Harvey Girl at the glamorous Montezuma Resort in New Mexico and later as the wife of brilliant, and often-absent, railway engineer Eliott Bass. A generation later, Hannah's daughter, Claudia Bass, renowned historian known to all as Bassie, staked her academic career and reputation on these vibrant accounts, editing and publishing them to great acclaim. Thanks to the journals and the to the industry Bassie created around them, Hannah would forever be one of the most romantic and famous figures of southwestern history. Meg, however-Bassie's granddaughter-finds the family lore oppressive. When an excavation on the old Bass family property beckons a now-elderly and viper-tongued Bassie back to the fabled land of her childhood, Meg only grudgingly consents to accompany her. Determined not to live under the shadow of her ancestry, Meg has never even read the journals. But when an unexpected discovery casts doubt on the history recorded in their pages and harbored in Bassie's memories, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story and ventures even deeper into Hannah's life to unlock the mystery at the journal's core. THE NIGHT JOURNAL is an enthralling tale in which native ruins, majestic desert hotels, and the hardship and boldness of frontier life fit seamlessly with a modern-day story of coming to terms with loss, family secrets, and shattering truths that lie shrouded in memory.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

18h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:34


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:52


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:35


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:17


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:10


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:39


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:48


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:53


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:36


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:10


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:03


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:09


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:35


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:31


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:02


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:05


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:52


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:10


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:58


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:52


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:42


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:00


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:25


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:02


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:28


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:16


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:59


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:50


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:29


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:40


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:33


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:28


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:37


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:49


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:01


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:45


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

02:46


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:35


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:46


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:16


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:28


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:09


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:47


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:58


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:31


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:22


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:06


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:42


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:48


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

01:33


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:24


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:28


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:52


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:34


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:11


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:34


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:18


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:49


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:59


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:46


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:04


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:12


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:58


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:22


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:51


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:30


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:27


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:39


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

01:36


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:54


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

02:44


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:08


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:55


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:40


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:23


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:58


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

02:20


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

01:42


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

01:18


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

01:14


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:01


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

00:36


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:06


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:04


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:57


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:18


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:22


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:33


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

01:17


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:43


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

02:05

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