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Emily Hudson

Melissa Jones, Lorna Raver (Narrated by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/1/2010)
MP3 CD (9/2/2010)
Compact Disc (9/2/2010)
Hardcover (9/2/2010)
Compact Disc (9/2/2010)
Compact Disc (9/2/2010)
Paperback (11/29/2011)


After the start of the Civil War, Emily Hudson-an orphan who lost her family to consumption and fever-finds herself the begrudged guest at the home of her relatives in Newport. Emily's longing to be an artist is dismissed by her puritanical uncle, who wants nothing more than to rid himself of her through marriage. Her only friend is her aesthete cousin, William, an ailing young writer. When a promising engagement to the eligible Captain Lindsay is broken, William rescues Emily from an uncertain future by taking her to England. Lonely and desperate to escape her cousin-once her confidant, now her obsessively controlling patron-Emily sets out alone to meet her destiny in the eternal city of Rome. Reminiscent of the novels of Edith Wharton, Emily Hudson is an exquisitely told tale about a heroine struggling to be true to herself and to also find love in a society where only marriage or an independent income guaranteed a woman the freedom to do as she pleased.

Praise For Emily Hudson

"Jones skillfully moves her heroine from freewheeling and childlike to cautious and deceptive and back again, and when the happy ending comes, it feels organic and hard-won." ---Publishers Weekly

Tantor Audio, 9781400169269

Publication Date: September 2, 2010

About the Author

Melissa Jones is the daughter of the Jamaican poet and screenwriter Evan Jones and the sister of novelist Sadie Jones. She is the author of "Cold in Earth" and "Sick at Heart."

Lorna Raver, an accomplished stage actress, has also guest-starred in many top television series as well as appearing on the big screen. She has been named a Best Voice of the Year by "AudioFile" magazine and has been nominated for multiple Audie Awards. Lorna has also received numerous "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for her narrations.