The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee audiobook

The Downstairs Girl

By Stacey Lee
Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781400170784

  • ISBN: 9781400170784

Runtime: 10.37 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family.

By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A bold portrait of this country’s past, brilliantly painted with wit, heartbreak, and unflinching honesty.” Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Stacey Lee

Author Bio: Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee is a fourth-generation Chinese American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys. She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul. A native of southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years, she finally took up the pen.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.37
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English