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The Vine Basket

Josanne La Valley

Things aren't looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. She yearns to be in school, but she's needed on the family farm. The longer she's out of school, the more likely it is that she'll be sent off to a Chinese factory . . . perhaps never to return. Her only hope is an American woman who buys one of her decorative vine baskets for a staggering sum and says she will return in three weeks for more. Mehrigul must brave terrible storms, torn-up hands from working the fields, and her father's scorn to get the baskets done. The stakes are high, and time is passing. A powerful intergenerational story of a strong, creative young artist in a cruelly oppressive society.

Things aren't looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. She yearns to be in school, but she's needed on the family farm. The longer she's out of school, the more likely it is that she'll be sent off to a Chinese factory . . . perhaps never to return. Her only hope is an American woman who buys one of her decorative vine baskets for a staggering sum and says she will return in three weeks for more. Mehrigul must brave terrible storms, torn-up hands from working the fields, and her father's scorn to get the baskets done. The stakes are high, and time is passing. A powerful intergenerational story of a strong, creative young artist in a cruelly oppressive society.
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Things aren't looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. She yearns to be in school, but she's needed on the family farm. The longer she's out of school, the more likely it is that she'll be sent off to a Chinese factory . . . perhaps never to return. Her only hope is an American woman who buys one of her decorative vine baskets for a staggering sum and says she will return in three weeks for more. Mehrigul must brave terrible storms, torn-up hands from working the fields, and her father's scorn to get the baskets done. The stakes are high, and time is passing. A powerful intergenerational story of a strong, creative young artist in a cruelly oppressive society.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Zeynep Bilik

Length:

5h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:34