The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors


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A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage would affect and be affected by an entire family. The project became somewhat curious for the way the authors' contentious interrelationships mirrored the sometimes dysfunctional family they described in their chapters. The collaboration may have been an uncomfortable one, but a final product did emerge with some clever and entertaining contributions from its often squabbling authors. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia and others by Annise)

(7 hr 32 min)

Chapters

The Father 41:58 Read by Tom Lennon
The Old-maid Aunt 42:35 Read by MaryAnn
The Grandmother 24:17 Read by Amy Gramour
The Daughter-in-Law 26:55 Read by Kalynda
The School-Girl 29:33 Read by Heather Lawrence
The Son-in-Law 34:44 Read by Sandra Estenson
The Married Son 1:04:33 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Married Daughter 43:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Mother 31:35 Read by TriciaG
The School-Boy 43:52 Read by David Stryker
Peggy 38:03 Read by Vsilverlining
The Friend of the Family 31:01 Read by David Leeson