Off Course (Compact Disc)

By Michelle Huneven, Amy Rubinate (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781494531355

Publication Date: April 16, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (4/16/2014)
Hardcover (4/1/2014)
Paperback (4/7/2015)
Compact Disc (4/16/2014)

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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.

About the Author

Michelle Huneven is the award-winning author of three previous novels--"Blame," "Jamesland," and "Round Rock." "Jamesland" was a "New York Times" notable book and a winner of the Southern California Bookseller's Award for Fiction. "Blame" was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Michelle lives in California with her husband.

Amy Rubinate has narrated audiobooks for many major audiobook publishers. She has received "AudioFile"'s Earphones Award, and her narration for "The Lily Pond" was a "Booklist" Top 10 Historical Fiction on Audio 2012 selection.