The Guest Book by Sarah Blake audiobook

The Guest Book: A Novel

By Sarah Blake
Read by Orlagh Cassidy

Macmillan Audio 9781250110251
17.25 Hours 1
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This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. A lifetime of secrets. A history untold. “No.” It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations, for while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir. In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons’ circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. This new generation insists that times are changing. And in one night, everything does, so much so that in the present day, the third generation of Miltons doesn’t have enough money to keep the island in Maine. Evie Milton’s mother has just died, and as Evie digs into her mother’s and grandparents’ history, what she finds is a story as unsettling as it is inescapable, the story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth. Moving through three generations and back and forth in time, The Guest Book asks how we remember and what we choose to forget. It shows the untold secrets we inherit and pass on, unknowingly echoing our parents and grandparents. Sarah Blake’s triumphant novel tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A People Magazine Best Book of the Week

Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Entertainment Weekly Pick for May

A Chicago Review of Books Pick of the Month

A Real Simple Pick for May

A Pop Sugar Pick of the Month

A Refinery29 Pick of May

This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.

A lifetime of secrets. A history untold.

No.” It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations, for while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir.

In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons’ circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. This new generation insists that times are changing. And in one night, everything does, so much so that in the present day, the third generation of Miltons doesn’t have enough money to keep the island in Maine.

Evie Milton’s mother has just died, and as Evie digs into her mother’s and grandparents’ history, what she finds is a story as unsettling as it is inescapable, the story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth.

Moving through three generations and back and forth in time, The Guest Book asks how we remember and what we choose to forget. It shows the untold secrets we inherit and pass on, unknowingly echoing our parents and grandparents. Sarah Blake’s triumphant novel tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An American epic in the truest sense…Blake humanely but grippingly explores the heart of a country whose past is based in prejudice.” Entertainment Weekly
The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” Washington Post
“Blake masterfully tells the Miltons’ history―racism, prejudice, betrayal, loss, and all―and in the process, captures a slice of American history as well.” Real Simple
“A juicy multigenerational novel.” Chicago Review of Books
“Orlagh Cassidy narrates Blake’s beautifully written multigenerational story of love and lies with consummate skill…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah Blake

Author Bio: Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, the poet Josh Weiner, and their two sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English