Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith audiobook

Merrow

By Ananda Braxton-Smith
Read by Lucy Brownhill

Dreamscape
6.12 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In this breathless and beautifully crafted tale, twelve-year-old Neen Marrey must separate town gossip from town lore to learn the truth about her mother—and herself. The people of Carrick Island have been whispering behind Neen’s back ever since her father drowned and her mother disappeared. The townspeople say her mother was a merrow and has returned to the ocean. Neen, caught in her hazy new in-between self—not a child, but not quite grown up—can’t help but wonder if the villagers are right. But if her mother was a merrow, then what does that make Neen?

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Summary

Summary

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Teen Books of 2016

In this breathless and beautifully crafted tale, twelve-year-old Neen Marrey must separate town gossip from town lore to learn the truth about her mother—and herself.

The people of Carrick Island have been whispering behind Neen’s back ever since her father drowned and her mother disappeared. The townspeople say her mother was a merrow and has returned to the ocean. Neen, caught in her hazy new in-between self—not a child, but not quite grown up—can’t help but wonder if the villagers are right. But if her mother was a merrow, then what does that make Neen?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[Neen is] an authentic Everyteen whose hard, beautiful world readers will recognize. A sparkling paean to the stories we tell—plain and embroidered, fantastical, amazing, true—that get us through the night.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Lush with dazzling detail…Neen’s narrative, crackling with memories, folklore, and flashes of humor, earnestly confronts both the secrets we keep and the truths we seek.” Booklist (starred review)
“This novel perfectly captures the harshness and beauty of that [Carrick] culture. This exquisitely told work examines the power of stories and how a well-told tale can transcend truth and history.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“This quiet, introspective novel…sparkles with lingering imagery and expressive writing.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[In this] beautifully crafted coming-of-age audiobook…narrator Lucy Brownhill portrays twelve-year-old Neen as she sifts gossip, rumor, and town lore to find her way and discover her own place in her world. Brownhill’s Irish lilt brings the story to life as Neen searches for the truth about her parents and her own reality.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Ananda Braxton-Smith

Author Bio: Ananda Braxton-Smith

Ananda Braxton-Smith is a journalist and author.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 6.12
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English