The Golden Day (MP3 CD)

By Ursula Dubosarsky, Kate Rudd (Performed by)

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 9781480518681

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/28/2015)
Hardcover (8/6/2013)
Compact Disc (4/28/2015)
MP3 CD (4/28/2015)
MP3 CD (8/6/2013)
Compact Disc (8/6/2013)
Compact Disc (8/6/2013)

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Description

There were only eleven of them, like eleven sisters all the same age in a large family.... On the television news they heard gunfire and the sound of helicopter blades and bombs falling. The little girls hung on to the brink of a hugeness that they knew was there but had no way of discovering.

The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they met in the garden? What actually happened that day? And most important, who can they tell about it?

In beautifully crafted prose that shimmers and fades, Ursula Dubosarsky reveals how a single shared experience can alter the course of young lives forever. Part gripping thriller, part ethereal tale of innocence lost, The Golden Day is a poignant study of fear and friendship, and of what it takes to come of age with courage.