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The Novel

James A. Michener

In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder's editor fights to preserve her integrity-and her author-as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder's success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder's hometown. Praise for The Novel "Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature."-The New York Times "A good, old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story . . . The Novel lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript."-Associated Press "So absorbing you simply will not want [it] to end."-Charleston News & Courier

In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder's editor fights to preserve her integrity-and her author-as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder's success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder's hometown. Praise for The Novel "Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature."-The New York Times "A good, old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story . . . The Novel lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript."-Associated Press "So absorbing you simply will not want [it] to end."-Charleston News & Courier
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In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder's editor fights to preserve her integrity-and her author-as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder's success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder's hometown. Praise for The Novel "Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature."-The New York Times "A good, old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story . . . The Novel lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript."-Associated Press "So absorbing you simply will not want [it] to end."-Charleston News & Courier

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexander Adams

Length:

13h 49m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

47:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

43:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:26