With brisk pacing and unwavering intensity, Karissa Vacker sweeps listeners into 1900s San Francisco as rumors of a plague spread through the city. Lizzie Kennedy, a doctor's daughter and aspiring scientist, seeks to find the true source of the illness. Through her search, she learns that the city is rife with harsh inequalities and twisted political motivations. Vacker's portrayal of Lizzie evokes the best and worst of adolescence--burgeoning curiosity and confidence mixed with determination to comprehend rapidly changing surroundings. Choldenko's characters constantly struggle against each other and societal pressures, and Vacker captures these dualities with compassion. Choldenko finishes the piece by narrating her fact-based author's note on the real San Francisco plague outbreak. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2015
CD ISBN 9781101916339 $40.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781101916346 $20.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2015
CD ISBN 9781101916353 $40.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9781101916360 $50.00
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