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The Things That Keep Us Here - A Novel

Carla Buckley

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How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she'd have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. A year ago, Ann and Peter Brooks were just another unhappily married couple trying-and failing-to keep their relationship together while they raised two young daughters. Now the world around them is about to be shaken as Peter, a university researcher, comes to a startling realization: A virulent pandemic has made the terrible leap across the ocean to America's heartland. And it is killing fifty out of every hundred people it touches. As their town goes into lockdown, Peter is forced to return home-with his beautiful graduate assistant. But the Brookses' safe suburban world is no longer the refuge it once was. Food grows scarce, and neighbor turns against neighbor in grocery stores and at gas pumps. And then a winter storm strikes, and the community is left huddling in the dark. Trapped inside the house she once called home, Ann Brooks must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where opening a door to a neighbor could threaten all the things she holds dear. Carla Buckley's poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr, Abby Craden

Length:

14h 9m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:03


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:27


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:10


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:52


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:38


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:36


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:02


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:15


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:40


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:39


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:13


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:21


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:35


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:35


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:59


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:47


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:23


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:04


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:55


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:31


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:42


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:19


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:45


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:39


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:10


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:49


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:55


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:04


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:40


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:52


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:09


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:44


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:41


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:48


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:46


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:57


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:35


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:23


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:07


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:40


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:48


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:39


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:32


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:50


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:26


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:56


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:36


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:23


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

01:19


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:05


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:51


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:25


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:13


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:55


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:28


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

00:30