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by | Read by Julia Whelan

Historical Fiction • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

This audiobook is a gorgeous listen about friendship, love, independence, and the power of stories. Narrator Julia Whelan brings to life a wide range of characters, including Alice, a British woman who arrives in Kentucky with her new husband, and Margery, a strong-willed woman who answers only to herself. This story is based on the real-life Packhorse Librarians of the 1930s. The two remarkable main characters are joined by three other women, and they become the traveling librarians who deliver books and hope to those with little access to education. Whelan expertly differentiates the characters and uses pacing to bring the scenery and historical narrative to life. At times funny, at times heartbreaking, and always compelling, this is a must listen. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9780525530190 $45.00 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9780525530206 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2019

DD ISBN 9780525530220 $95.00

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