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What She Left Behind

Ellen Marie Wiseman

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloguing items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past. Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara's father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care-and Clara is committed to the public asylum. Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara's story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother's violent act? Piecing together Clara's fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices-with shocking and unexpected results.

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloguing items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past. Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara's father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care-and Clara is committed to the public asylum. Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara's story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother's violent act? Piecing together Clara's fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices-with shocking and unexpected results.
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Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloguing items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past. Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara's father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash, he can no longer afford her care-and Clara is committed to the public asylum. Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara's story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother's violent act? Piecing together Clara's fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices-with shocking and unexpected results.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

11h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

58:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

54:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:00