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Unfinished Desires - A Novel

Gail Godwin

From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory. It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel's, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls' young teacher and the school's matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel. Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried. In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations-and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free. From the Hardcover edition.

From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory. It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel's, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls' young teacher and the school's matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel. Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried. In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations-and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free. From the Hardcover edition.
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From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory. It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel's, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls' young teacher and the school's matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel. Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried. In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations-and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

18h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:08


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:55


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:55


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:07


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:31


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:48


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:17


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:23


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:08


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:31


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:59


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:11


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:39


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:35


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:53


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:26


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:57


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:19


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:19


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:34


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:15


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:39


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:34


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:49


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:09


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:44


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:09


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:31


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:08


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:17


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:30


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:03


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:43


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:35


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:40


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:15


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:53


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:24


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:41


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:35


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:17


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:18


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:20


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:12


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:48


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:41


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:23


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:54


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:42


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:04


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:05


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:56


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:41


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:38


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:44


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:24


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:51


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:36


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:25


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:49


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:48


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

08:00


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:22


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:39


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

00:34