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Desperate Acts

By Jane Candia Coleman
Narrated by Mary Peiffer / 11 hours 29 minutes

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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Narrator Mary Peiffer
ISBN 9781415911594
Length 11 hours 29 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #175,705 Overall
Genre rank #64,351 in Fiction & Literature