Off Course by Michelle Huneven audiobook

Off Course

By Michelle Huneven
Read by Amy Rubinate

Tantor Audio
9.09 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781494571351

The year is 1981, Reagan is in the White House, and the country is stalled in a recession. Cressida Hartley, a gifted Ph.D. student in economics, moves into her parents' shabby A-frame cabin in the Sierras to write her dissertation. Cress, increasingly resistant to her topic (art in the marketplace), allows herself to be drawn into the social life of the small mountain community. The exuberant local lodge owner, Jakey Yates, with his big personality and great animal magnetism, is the first to blur Cress' focus. The builder Rick Garsh gives her a job driving up and down the mountain for supplies. And then there are the two Morrow brothers, skilled carpenters, who are witty, intriguing, and married. As Cress tells her best friend back home in Pasadena, being a single woman on the mountain amounts to a form of public service. Falling prey to her own perilous reasoning, she soon finds herself in dark new territory, subject to forces beyond her control from both within and without.

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Summary

Summary

The year is 1981, Reagan is in the White House, and the country is stalled in a recession. Cressida Hartley, a gifted Ph.D. student in economics, moves into her parents' shabby A-frame cabin in the Sierras to write her dissertation.

Cress, increasingly resistant to her topic (art in the marketplace), allows herself to be drawn into the social life of the small mountain community. The exuberant local lodge owner, Jakey Yates, with his big personality and great animal magnetism, is the first to blur Cress' focus. The builder Rick Garsh gives her a job driving up and down the mountain for supplies. And then there are the two Morrow brothers, skilled carpenters, who are witty, intriguing, and married.

As Cress tells her best friend back home in Pasadena, being a single woman on the mountain amounts to a form of public service. Falling prey to her own perilous reasoning, she soon finds herself in dark new territory, subject to forces beyond her control from both within and without.

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Editorial Reviews

Sensitive, reflective and uncomfortably true to life, with a wonderfully rich cast of supporting characters. Kirkus Starred Review

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Author Bio: Michelle Huneven

Author Bio: Michelle Huneven

Michelle Huneven studied at Grinnell College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The author of two other novels, she has received a GE Younger Writers Award in Fiction and a James Beard Award. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English