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Hope Was Here

Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Children, Fiction
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Summary

Hope's used to thinking on her feet - she hasn't become a terrific waitress by accident. But when she and her aunt Addie move from New York City to a small town in Wisconsin to run the Welcome Stairways Diner, she isn't sure she'll fit in.

Luckily, she doesn't have much time to dwell on it, what with life at the diner and her new home's upcoming election. G. T., the owner of Welcome Stairways, has decided to run for mayor, and no one in town knows what to think. After all, G. T. has leukemia. And his opponent is the current mayor, who hasn't lost an election yet. Some think G. T. is crazy, but Hope sees the goodness and power in him. Will everyone else see it too?

©2003 Joan Bauer (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-01-15

Excellent

The narrator's voice does the book justice and left me wanting to hear more. Thank you!

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  • Chris Douglas
  • 04-12-19

Loved it<br />

I absolutely loved it
it made me cry
it was such a emotional story
delightful

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  • C. L. Vetter
  • 03-04-19

Love the characters

I hated for this story to end. I loved the characters. I wanted to hear about the next chapter in their lives.

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  • Calvin Wilson
  • 05-03-19

HOPE WAS HERE

Hope Was Here is a wonderful book I recommend it to all ages if you can read

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  • Lois
  • 17-05-18

A fun, deep book.

How can a fun, easy to read book contain such wisdom and depth? This is a great book from beginning to end. The characters are real and memorable. I have never read any of Joan Bauers’ works before, but I’m going to order another one today!

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  • Melissa C Trombly
  • 03-01-18

Best book ever

Very interesting and inspirational story. It was not hard to follow. Did a book report for school and got an A.

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  • SEE
  • 22-12-17

excellent!

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the story alone is a masterpiece, filled with raw emotion, real life challenges, useful tips & lots of humor
the narrator does the story justice- excellent!

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  • Ll
  • 20-08-17

Great

I needed to read this book for school and it helped me save time and really picture the story.

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  • Alexis
  • 04-07-16

Amazing

I loved listening to this book it makes it so much easier for a book report!!

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  • Christine
  • 30-06-15

Jenna Lamia enchanting as usual.

How such a charming and engrossing story could be embroidered from the fairly mundane lives of ordinary people is just magic. Well done. Most enjoyable