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The Paradise Guest House - A Novel

Ellen Sussman

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A riveting and poignant novel of one woman's journey to Bali in search of love, renewal, and a place to call home-perfect for readers of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Alex Garland's The Beach. It starts as a trip to paradise. Sent on assignment to Bali, Jamie, an American adventure guide, imagines spending weeks exploring the island's lush jungles and pristine white sand beaches. Yet three days after her arrival, she is caught in Bali's infamous nightclub bombings, which irreparably change her life and leave her with many unanswered questions. One year later, haunted by memories, Jamie returns to Bali seeking a sense of closure. Most of all, she hopes to find Gabe, the man who saved her from the attacks. She hasn't been able to forget his kindness-or the spark between them as he helped her heal. Checking into a cozy guest house for her stay, Jamie meets the kindly owner, who is coping with a painful past of his own, and a young boy who improbably becomes crucial to her search. Jamie has never shied away from a challenge, but a second chance with Gabe presents her with the biggest dilemma of all: whether she's ready to open her heart. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Paradise Guest House "Two survivors of Bali's terrorist bombing find love and spiritual rebirth on an island whose inhabitants believe in reincarnation in Sussman's touching panorama of paradise. . . . Throughout, Sussman celebrates lovers, quiet healing, and the sweetness of the island and its people."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A story of healing and redemption, of finding love in the most unexpected places, and of the importance of moving forward . . . Sussman has drawn a vivid, well-balanced portrait of a woman and a country working to recover from an unimaginable event and a very personal look at a global tragedy."-Booklist "Echoing Bali's difficult recovery from [the 2002 terrorist bombing], the characters tread the difficult terr

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ann Marie Lee

Length:

8h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:34