In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard audiobook

In Zanesville: A Novel

By Jo Ann Beard
Read by Jo Ann Beard

Little, Brown & Company
9.08 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $24.98

    Special Price $16.24

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781549118432

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More

The beguiling fourteen-year-old narrator of In Zanesville is a late bloomer. She is used to flying under the radar-a sidekick, a third wheel, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend, a similarly undiscovered girl with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged. In time, their friendship is tested -- by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them as if they were found objects, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood. With dry wit and piercing observation, Jo Ann Beard shows us that in the seemingly quiet streets of America's innumerable Zanesvilles is a world of wonders, and that within the souls of the awkward and the overlooked often burns something radiant and unforgettable.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

The beguiling fourteen-year-old narrator of In Zanesville is a late bloomer. She is used to flying under the radar-a sidekick, a third wheel, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend, a similarly undiscovered girl with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged. In time, their friendship is tested -- by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them as if they were found objects, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood. With dry wit and piercing observation, Jo Ann Beard shows us that in the seemingly quiet streets of America's innumerable Zanesvilles is a world of wonders, and that within the souls of the awkward and the overlooked often burns something radiant and unforgettable.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An exuberant first novel....Beard has a knack for melding the funny and the sad, amplifying small moments into something big. Susannah Meadows, New York Times
A fresh comic voice and a talent for sharp familiarizing place-details. Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal
A sure-handed first novel ....It's impossible not to be charmed. Yvonne Zipp, Washington Post
A fierce, funny, brave, and bracingly honest new novel....Every bit as poignant and powerful as The Catcher in the Rye. Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune
"Masterfully wrought...downright hilarious and often hold-your-breath-and-hope-for-the-best suspenseful. The restraint with which Beard deploys moments of tension and humor make each page glimmer. Samuel Reaves Slaton, O Magazine
Epic and profound. These thoughtful, funny, awestruck, slightly peculiar girls are so endearing, so painfully true. Karen Valby, Entertainment Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jo Ann Beard

Author Bio: Jo Ann Beard

Jo Ann Beard is the author of a collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, Best American Essays, and other magazines and anthologies. She received a Whiting Foundation Award and nonfiction fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English