Heart's Content

2 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

The School on Heart's Content Road Publisher's Summary

The School on Heart's Content Road spirals out from the story of Mickey Gammon, a disaffected 15-year-old dropout who has been evicted from his home by his overwrought half-brother. With the help of his new friend, Rex York, the captain of the local militia, Mickey is introduced to the secretive world of the Settlement.

Run by a man known to many as "The Prophet", the Settlement is a rural cooperative in alternative energy, farm produce, and locally made goods. Falsely demonized by the media as a compound of sin, the Settlement's true nature remains foreign to outsiders.

It is at the Settlement where Mickey's life collides with that of another deserted child, six-year-old Jane - a cunning, beautiful girl of mixed race, whose mother is in jail on trumped-up drug charges. "Secret Agent" Jane prowls the Settlement in her heart-shaped sunglasses, imagining that her childish plans to bring down the community will reunite her with her mother.

As they struggle to adjust to their new, complex surrogate family, Mickey and Jane witness the mounting unrest within the Settlement's ranks, which soon builds to a shocking and devastating crescendo.

Vehement and poetic, The School on Heart's Content Road questions the nature of family, struggle, and authority in an intensely diverse nation. It is an urgent plea for the disenfranchised who, though disregarded and shoved to the fringes of society, refuse to be silenced.

©2008 Carolyn Chute (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The School on Heart's Content Road

    • By: Carolyn Chute
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 5

    The School on Heart's Content Road spirals out from the story of Mickey Gammon, a disaffected 15-year-old dropout who has been evicted from his home by his overwrought half-brother. With the help of his new friend, Rex York, the captain of the local militia, Mickey is introduced to the secretive world of the Settlement. Run by a man known to many as "The Prophet", the Settlement is a rural cooperative in alternative energy, farm produce, and locally made goods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rural western Maine experienced

    • By Sara on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Treat Us like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves

    • By: Carolyn Chute
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It’s the height of summer, 1999, when local newspaper, the Record Sun, receives numerous tipoffs from anonymous callers warning of violence, weapons stockpiling, and rampant child abuse at the nearby homeschool on Heart’s Content Road. Hungry for a big break into serious journalism, ingnue columnist Ivy Morelli sets out to meet the mysterious leader of the homeschool, Gordon St. Onge referred to by many as “The Prophet”.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • FREEDOM IS A FICTION

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $39.95