Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin audiobook

Tell Me Something Real

By Calla Devlin
Read by Rebekkah Ross

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.14 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781508223696

Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this masterfully written debut novel. There are three beautiful blond Babcock sisters: gorgeous and foul-mouthed Adrienne, observant and shy Vanessa, and the youngest and best-loved, Marie. Their mother is ill with leukemia and the girls spend a lot of time with her at a Mexican clinic across the border from their San Diego home so she can receive alternative treatments. Vanessa is the middle child, a talented pianist who is trying to hold her family together despite the painful loss that they all know is inevitable. As she and her sisters navigate first loves and college dreams, they are completely unaware that an illness far more insidious than cancer poisons their home. Their world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal.

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Summary

Summary

PEN Literary Award Finalist

Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this masterfully written debut novel.

There are three beautiful blond Babcock sisters: gorgeous and foul-mouthed Adrienne, observant and shy Vanessa, and the youngest and best-loved, Marie. Their mother is ill with leukemia and the girls spend a lot of time with her at a Mexican clinic across the border from their San Diego home so she can receive alternative treatments.

Vanessa is the middle child, a talented pianist who is trying to hold her family together despite the painful loss that they all know is inevitable. As she and her sisters navigate first loves and college dreams, they are completely unaware that an illness far more insidious than cancer poisons their home. Their world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The novel’s lyric prose and earnest treatment of grief, sacrifice, and recovery are sure to keep the pages turning.” Booklist
“It’s rare to find such a large group of characters who are so well-developed as to be almost real, and the prose is eloquent and precise, every word chosen with care…This debut is hands-down one of a kind.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“An intriguing tale of illness, love, loss, and betrayal that is sure to reel in teens looking for something with a little bit of darkness hidden in the pages.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Calla Devlin

Author Bio: Calla Devlin

Calla Devlin is a Pushcart nominee and winner of the Best of Blood and Thunder Award. Her stories have been included in numerous literary journals and in anthologies, including Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond, for which she was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Magazine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.14
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English