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The Paper Cowboy

Kristin Levine

Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully. He's always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn't well; in fact, she may be mentally ill, and his sister, Mary Lou, is in the hospital badly burned from doing a chore it was really Tommy's turn to do. To make amends, Tommy takes over Mary Lou's paper route. But the paper route also becomes the perfect way for Tommy to investigate his neighbors after stumbling across a copy of The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper. Tommy is shocked to learn that one of his neighbors could be a communist, and soon fear of a communist in this tight-knit community takes hold of everyone when Tommy uses the paper to frame a storeowner, Mr. McKenzie. As Mr. McKenzie's business slowly falls apart and Mary Lou doesn't seem to get any better, Tommy's mother's abuse gets worse causing Tommy's bullying to spiral out of control. Poignantly written, Kristin Levine proves herself a master of gripping and affecting historical fiction.

Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully. He's always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn't well; in fact, she may be mentally ill, and his sister, Mary Lou, is in the hospital badly burned from doing a chore it was really Tommy's turn to do. To make amends, Tommy takes over Mary Lou's paper route. But the paper route also becomes the perfect way for Tommy to investigate his neighbors after stumbling across a copy of The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper. Tommy is shocked to learn that one of his neighbors could be a communist, and soon fear of a communist in this tight-knit community takes hold of everyone when Tommy uses the paper to frame a storeowner, Mr. McKenzie. As Mr. McKenzie's business slowly falls apart and Mary Lou doesn't seem to get any better, Tommy's mother's abuse gets worse causing Tommy's bullying to spiral out of control. Poignantly written, Kristin Levine proves herself a master of gripping and affecting historical fiction.
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Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully. He's always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn't well; in fact, she may be mentally ill, and his sister, Mary Lou, is in the hospital badly burned from doing a chore it was really Tommy's turn to do. To make amends, Tommy takes over Mary Lou's paper route. But the paper route also becomes the perfect way for Tommy to investigate his neighbors after stumbling across a copy of The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper. Tommy is shocked to learn that one of his neighbors could be a communist, and soon fear of a communist in this tight-knit community takes hold of everyone when Tommy uses the paper to frame a storeowner, Mr. McKenzie. As Mr. McKenzie's business slowly falls apart and Mary Lou doesn't seem to get any better, Tommy's mother's abuse gets worse causing Tommy's bullying to spiral out of control. Poignantly written, Kristin Levine proves herself a master of gripping and affecting historical fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lincoln Hoppe

Length:

9h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:32