The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay audiobook

The Secret of Lost Things

By Sheridan Hay
Read by Vanessa Benjamin

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786160792

  • ISBN: 9780786157556

  • ISBN: 9780786171576

  • ISBN: 9781433296536

Runtime: 11.34 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Eighteen years old and completely alone, Rosemary arrives in New York from Tasmania with little more than a love of books and eagerness to explore the city she’s read so much about. She begins her search for independence with appealing enthusiasm, and the moment she steps into the Arcade bookstore, she knows she has found a home. The gruff owner, Mr. Pike, gives her a job sorting through piles of books and helping the rest of the staff, a group as odd as the characters in a Dickens novel. But when a letter arrives from someone seeking to “place” a lost manuscript by Herman Melville, the simmering ambitions and rivalries of the Arcade staff rise to a boiling point.

The Secret of Lost Things is at once a literary adventure and an evocative portrait of life in a bookstore very reminiscent of the world-famous Strand.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hay’s writing is lively and relaxed…the best way for a novelist to celebrate books is to write a good one. And The Secret of Lost Things is just that.” New York Times Book Reviews
“Hay does a good job with innocent, intelligent Rosemary’s attempts to deal with sinister doings and…captures Rosemary’s nostalgic memories of Tasmania…” Publishers Weekly
“Benjamin’s clear, luminous voice draws listeners in, adding a touch of mystery to this appealing audio.” Booklist
“Rosemary’s journey from naiveté to self-knowledge is realistically portrayed and compelling, as are Hay’s loving depictions of 1980s-era New York City and the wonder of a young woman discovering it for the first time.” BookPage
“A triangle of unrequited love and a tussle over an apocryphal Melville manuscript enliven Hay’s bildungsroman.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Sheridan Hay

Author Bio: Sheridan Hay

Sheridan Hay earned an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington. She worked in bookstores and in trade publishing in both her native Australia and in New York, where she has lived for the past twenty years

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English