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Author: Corey Ann Haydu Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781524749972
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The girls of Devonairre Street have always been told they’re cursed. Any boy they love is certain to die too soon. But this is Brooklyn in 2008, and the curse is less a terror and more a lifestyle accessory—something funky and quaint that makes the girls from the shortest street in Brooklyn special. They wear their hair long and keys around their necks. People give them a second look and whisper “Devonairre” to their friends. But it’s not real. It won’t affect their futures.
 
Then Jack—their Jack, the one boy everyone loved—dies suddenly and violently. And now the curse seems not only real, but like the only thing that matters. All their bright futures have suddenly gone dark.
 
The Careful Undressing of Love is a disturbing and sensual story of the power of youth and the boundless mysteries of love set against the backdrop of Haydu’s brilliantly reimagined New York City.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Julia Whelan packs emotional punches with her narration…Whelen ensures that all the gasps, sobs, and heartache are heard in the emotional conversations of the teens after they lose one of their own to a sudden death. She steadies the tragic story with her strong, melodic voice.”

    AudioFile

  • “Heartbreakingly beautiful and haunting…Explores what it’s like to live in a world where you’re not allowed to fall in love or process loss the way you’d choose…Haydu perfectly captures the anxiety and uncertainty of first love, further complicated in this story by the threat of death.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “The slight magical realism and parallel-world setting add to this wrenching novel’s lyricism—and make the pain somewhat easier to bear.”

    Horn Book magazine

  • “A carefully layered exploration of the age-old question, ‘Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?’”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Corey Ann Haydu is the critically acclaimed author of several novels for young readers novels, including OCD Love Story, which earned her a Publishers Weekly Flying Start award. Her books have been named selections of the Junior Library Guild, Indie Next List, and the blue ribbon from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association’s notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.