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Author: T. Greenwood Narrator: Therese Plummer, Thérèse Plummer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781427297761
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“Greenwood’s glowing dark ruby of a novel brilliantly transforms the true crime story that inspired Nabokov’s Lolita. Shatteringly original and eloquently written....So ferociously suspenseful, I found myself holding my breath.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, Rust & Stardust is a heart-pounding audiobook by award-winning author T. Greenwood, who at last gives a voice to Sally herself. Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute—unless she does as he says. This chilling audiobook traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way. More praise for Rust & Stardust: “A beautifully written, unnerving tragedy woven from equal measures of hope and menace.” - Booklist

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shatteringly original and eloquently written…So ferociously suspenseful, I found myself holding my breath.”

    Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author

  • "Narrator Thérèse Plummer's striking characterizations and focused tone immerse listeners in the rapidly changing characters and settings...This audio is ideal for fans of true crime and Nabokov's LOLITA, which was inspired by Sally's story. AudioFile

  • A harrowing, ripped-from-the-headlines story of lives altered in the blink of an eye, once again proving her eloquence and dexterity as an author. Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
  • A lyrical and haunting meditation on family, love, and survival, this novel—and Sally Horner—stayed with me long after I turned the last page. Jillian Cantor, author of Margot
  • Greenwood is unmatched in her innate ability to weave lush, poetic language into a riveting story that hooks the reader from page one. Amy Hatvany, author of Best Kept Secret, and It Happens All the Time

  • An August 2018 LibraryReads Pick
  • Among longlisted titles for Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2018

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About the Author

T. Greenwood has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, Christopher Isherwood Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her novel Bodies of Water was a 2014 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist, Two Rivers and Grace were each named Best General Fiction Book at the San Diego Book Awards, and Where I Lost Her was a Globe and Mail bestseller in 2016. Greenwood lives with her family in San Diego.

About the Narrators

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She is a winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles. As a counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She is a winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles. As a counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.