The Vagabonds by Nicholas Delbanco audiobook

The Vagabonds

By Nicholas Delbanco
Read by Paul Boehmer

Random House Audio
9.79 Hours Unabridged
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The three Saperstone siblings, who are scattered throughout the country and leading very different lives, are drawn back home to Saratoga, New York, when their mother dies. What they discover there shocks them: she has left behind a much larger estate than they could ever have imagined. The wealth, as they find out, comes in the form of long-term investments bequeathed by Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and Thomas Edison—who called themselves "the vagabonds"—to the siblings' grandmother. The money had been a payment, offered as hush money for a long-ago night of indiscretion and handed down through the generations. As a result, the three siblings soon discover that inheritance can alter not merely their separate fortunes, but their shared sense of the past.

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Summary

Summary

The three Saperstone siblings, who are scattered throughout the country and leading very different lives, are drawn back home to Saratoga, New York, when their mother dies. What they discover there shocks them: she has left behind a much larger estate than they could ever have imagined. The wealth, as they find out, comes in the form of long-term investments bequeathed by Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and Thomas Edison—who called themselves "the vagabonds"—to the siblings' grandmother. The money had been a payment, offered as hush money for a long-ago night of indiscretion and handed down through the generations. As a result, the three siblings soon discover that inheritance can alter not merely their separate fortunes, but their shared sense of the past.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Such a determined meditation on love as this novel provides may give those usually fatigued by such matters second thoughts.” Booklist
“[Delbanco’s] characters have the complexity and fragility of real life. A moving exploration of a believably passionate love, and of its subtle, powerful, persistent impact on the lives of two stubborn romantics.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Nicholas Delbanco

Author Bio: Nicholas Delbanco

Nicholas Delbanco is the well-regarded author of numerous works of fiction, including The Vagabonds, What Remains, and The Count of Concord, as well as The Countess of Stanlein Restored, a nonfiction work. He is the chair of the University of Michigan’s MFA program.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English