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Author: Jean Webster Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781470357405

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Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Everyday she helps scrub and dress the younger children—all ninety-seven of them. Soon she will graduate from high school and be on her own. Where will she go, and how will she support herself? When an anonymous wealthy donor decides to send her to college, Jerusha can hardly believe her good fortune. All she must do in return is send him a letter once a month. With all the excitement of college life-classes, parties, new friends, and a special gentleman—Jerusha can hardly stop writing! Jean Webster’s entertaining tale of a high-spirited orphan girl coming-of-age in the early 1900s has been made into a play, several movies, and a musical comedy. Kate Forbes’ fresh portrayal of Jerusha will win the hearts of a new generation of readers.

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About the Author

Jean Webster is the pseudonym of American writer Alice Jane Chandler Webster (1876–1916). She is best known for her epistolary novel Daddy-Long-Legs, and her other works include Dear Enemy, When Patty Went to College, Jerry Junior, and Just Patty, several of which were adapted for the stage. Born in Fredonia, New York, she attended Vassar College, where she majored in English and economics. Her writing, characterized by lively and likable heroines, engaging dialogue, and clever humor, often addresses themes of women’s education and suffrage and social reform.

About the Narrator

Kate Forbes, winner of four Earphones Awards for audiobook narrating, is a professionally trained actress who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career.