Narrator Gabra Zackman creates an atmosphere of magic and moodiness in Bauermeister's enchanting new novel. Emmeline has always lived with her father on an uninhabited island. Although it's just the two of them, she isn't aware of anything missing and is content. Her father reads her fairy tales while teaching her about the world around them and sharing his "scent papers," magical slips of paper containing scent memories. When Emmeline is forced to leave the island and enter the outside world, Zackman captures her confusion. Bringing new characters to life, Zackman makes listeners care about each of them. As Emmeline learns about the outside world, she uncovers long buried family secrets. This haunting coming-of-age story with touches of the fantastical and Zackman's sensitive performance illuminate a tale of love and discovery. Truly riveting listening. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2020]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781250223470 $44.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781250223463 $26.99
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