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The Thin Place

Kathryn Davis

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The prize-winning author of Versailles tells the story of a small New England village unsettled by a young girl's unearthly gift. In Varennes, a town near the Canadian border, three girls come across the body of a dead man on the local lake's beach. Two of them run to get help, but twelve-year-old Mees Kipp stays with the body and somehow, inexplicably, brings it back to life. Her mysterious gift is at the center of this haunting and transcendent novel. The Thin Place is the story of these girls, their town, and the worldly and otherworldly forces that come into play there over one summer. Writing at the peak of her powers, Kathryn Davis draws on commonplace forms-police blotters, garden almanacs, Sunday sermons, horoscopes, and diaries-to convey the rich rhythms of life in Varennes. From the ladies in the old-folks' home to trappers, lawyers, teachers, ministers, drug addicts-even the dogs and cats, beavers and bears-she peoples this novel with astonishingly vivid beings. The extraordinary comes to visit an ordinary town. "A delightful, surprise-filled narrative: Davis's best yet."-Kirkus Review(starred review) "Cosmic in her vision, provocative and comic in her storytelling, Kathryn Davis draws on sources as diverse as quantum physics and tales of saints and miracles and makes place a key element in her exploratory fiction."-Booklist (starred review) "Never has Davis' prose seemed more effortless...The Thin Place is a bright, shimmering book."-Chicago Sun-Times

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shelly Frasier

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:36


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:22


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:49


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:29


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:39


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:59