Tomorrow River (Compact Disc)

By Lesley Kagen (Read by), Lesley Kagen (Narrated by)

Audiogo, 9781609987572

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

May 2010 Indie Next List

“Kagen's trademark has become her unusual narrators, and Tomorrow River gives us one to remember in Shenandoah 'Shenny' Carmody--twin of mute Woody, and daughter of a formidable Virginia Supreme Court judge and his missing wife. Ingeniously, Kagen gives us a compelling story on two levels--one we're told by 11-year-old Shenandoah, and one we 'understand' as a reader. Atmosphere, great characters, interesting twists--Tomorrow River has it all.”
— Jill Miner, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI
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Description

During the summer of 1968 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, eleven-year-old Shenandoah Carmody's mother disappeared. Her twin sister, Woody, stopped speaking, and her once-loving father slipped into a mean drunkenness unbefitting a superior court judge. As the first anniversary of their mother's disappearance nears, her father's threat to send Woody away and his hints at an impending remarriage spur a desperate Shenny who was named for the Shenandoah Valley to find her mother before its too late. While struggling to get her mute twin to reveal what she knows about the night their mother vanished, Shenny is ultimately swept up in a series of heartbreaking events that will force her to face the painful truth about herself and her family.


About the Author

Lesley Kagen is the author of "The New York Times" bestsellers "Whistling in the Dark, Land of a Hundred Wonders," and "Tomorrow River."
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