Narrator Emily Woo Zeller delivers a riveting performance of Estes's ambitious debut novel. Zeller portrays the two central women, Mei Lien, who lives in Seattle in 1886, at the time of the anti-Chinese purges, and Inara Erikson, who lives in present-day Seattle. An eccentric aunt leaves Inara the family property on Orcas Island, hoping it will be made into a bed-and-breakfast. Zeller is convincing as Inara discovers a mysterious package in the old house. The bundle contains an elaborately embroidered sleeve, which seems to tell a story. Although a series of coincidences and contrived events weakens an otherwise fascinating tale, from the first tense moments of the prologue to the stunning conclusion, Zeller's narration weaves a spell almost as intriguing as the sleeve's mysterious design. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-5046-0604-2 $34.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-0601-1 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504606028 $105.00 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504606035 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504605984 multiple sources
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