In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard audiobook

In Zanesville

By Jo Ann Beard
Read by Jo Anna Perrin

Dreamscape
8.82 Hours Unabridged
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The fourteen-year-old narrator of In Zanesville is a late bloomer; a sidekick, 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 with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood. In time, their friendship is tested - by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them, 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 overlooked often burns something radiant.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2012 YALSA Alex Award

The fourteen-year-old narrator of In Zanesville is a late bloomer; a sidekick, 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 with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood. In time, their friendship is tested - by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them, 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 overlooked often burns something radiant.

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.” New York Times
“A fresh comic voice and a talent for sharp familiarizing place-details.” Wall Street Journal
“A sure-handed first novel…It’s impossible not to be charmed.” Washington Post
“Masterfully wrought…Downright hilarious and often hold-your-breath-and-hope-for-the-best suspenseful.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Epic and profound. These thoughtful, funny, awestruck, slightly peculiar girls are so endearing, so painfully true.” Entertainment Weekly
“A fierce, funny, brave, and bracingly honest new novel…Every bit as poignant and powerful as The Catcher in the Rye.” Chicago Tribune

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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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.82
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English