Desperate Acts by Jane Candia Coleman audiobook

Desperate Acts

By Jane Candia Coleman
Read by Mary Peiffer

Random House Audio 9780786232109
11.43 Hours Unabridged
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Nan Fletcher is an abused wife whose scars are all hidden because they're emotional. She appears to have it all--a great house, a successful professor husband, Jake, and her beautiful teenage son, Jamie--but with Jake's constant demand for perfection, she finds that she has lost her sense of self. She only feels alive when she finds a few moments to write poems and short stories, which her husband belittles. Nan and Jamie finally get a break from overbearing Jake when they end up going on vacation to a dude ranch without him. Ranch owner Ben is the antithesis of Jake--sensitive, kind, and appreciative of all that Nan has to offer--and he and the beauty of the West show Nan that there are alternatives to her life. The two fall in love, but will Nan have the strength to act on it? Coleman has written a striking and empowering portrait of one woman's struggle against an insidious form of abuse.

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Nan Fletcher is an abused wife whose scars are all hidden because they're emotional. She appears to have it all--a great house, a successful professor husband, Jake, and her beautiful teenage son, Jamie--but with Jake's constant demand for perfection, she finds that she has lost her sense of self. She only feels alive when she finds a few moments to write poems and short stories, which her husband belittles. Nan and Jamie finally get a break from overbearing Jake when they end up going on vacation to a dude ranch without him. Ranch owner Ben is the antithesis of Jake--sensitive, kind, and appreciative of all that Nan has to offer--and he and the beauty of the West show Nan that there are alternatives to her life. The two fall in love, but will Nan have the strength to act on it? Coleman has written a striking and empowering portrait of one woman's struggle against an insidious form of abuse.

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Author Bio: Jane Candia Coleman

Author Bio: Jane Candia Coleman

Jane Candia Coleman is a five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, a three-time winner of the Western Heritage Award, a two-time winner of the Spur Award, and a two-time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award finalist. She has published numerous novels, short fiction, poetry, and essay collections, as well as a book of creative nonfiction. In addition to teaching courses in both fiction and poetry, she founded the Women’s Creative Writing Center at Carlow University in Pittsburgh.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English