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Three Stages of Amazement - A Novel

Carol Edgarian

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A sweeping, richly compassionate novel about marriage, ambition, and the reclaiming of love-by the bestselling novelist and cofounder of Narrative magazine. Many love stories end in marriage; rare is the love story that begins with one-already promised, already worn. Set in San Francisco during the first year of Obama's presidency, Three Stages of Amazement deftly charts the struggles and triumphs of Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper, still believe they can have it all--sex, love, marriage, children, career, brilliance. But life delivers surprises and tests--a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover. Touched by tragedy and by ordinary hopes unmet, Lena and Charlie must face, for the first time in their lives, real limitation. Fifteen years after her stunning debut, Rise the Euphrates, Carol Edgarian has created a panoramic and deeply moving story about business and family and the demands of love in our time. She takes readers on a spellbinding journey inside America today, with an unforgettable cast of characters including Cal Rusch, Lena's uncle, a Silicon Valley titan, and Ivy, his socialite wife, who engender complication in the lives of all the people they touch: their grown children, business partners, friends, the servants and workers upon whom the glamorous life depends--and Lena, whose quest for grace is the pulse of this gorgeous novel. As Lena and Charlie, Ivy and Cal, face the temptations of their youth and the fantasy of the redo, they discover that real life is the ultimate challenge. Told with eloquence and compassion, Three Stages of Amazement is a true thriller of the heart, a riveting story about confronting adversity, gaining wisdom, and finding great love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Twomey

Length:

11h


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

48:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:01:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:03