The House Uptown: A Novel Audiobook, by Melissa Ginsburg Play Audiobook Sample

The House Uptown: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Emily Shaffer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250791818

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

42

Longest Chapter Length:

21:28 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

20 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

10:26 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

Melissa Ginsburg's The House Uptown is an emotional coming-of-age novel about a young girl who goes to live with her eccentric grandmother in New Orleans after the death of her mother. Ava, fourteen years old and totally on her own, has still not fully processed her mother’s death when she finds herself on a train heading to New Orleans, to stay with Lane, the grandmother she barely remembers. Lane is a well-known artist in the New Orleans art scene. She spends most of her days in a pot-smoke haze, sipping iced coffee, and painting, which has been her singular focus for years. Her grip on reality is shaky at best, but her work provides a comfort. Ava’s arrival unsettles Lane. The girl bears an uncanny resemblance to her daughter, whom she was estranged from before her death. Now her presence is dredging up painful and disturbing memories, which forces Lane to retreat even further into her own mind. As Ava and Lane attempt to find their way and form a bond, the oppressive heat and history of New Orleans bears down on them, forcing a reckoning neither of them are ready for. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "Ginsburg's brilliance is on full display in The House Uptown. By giving us these layered, complicated characters, all suffering from previous traumas, Ginsburg reveals how the past keeps reaching toward us, and what we'll do to stay out of its reach. It's a book that breaks you down, even though you can't put it down." - Kevin Wilson, NYT bestselling author of Nothing to See Here

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About Melissa Ginsburg

Melissa Ginsburg was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and attended the Iowa Writers Workshop. She is the author of the poetry collection, Dear Weather Ghost, and two poetry chapbooks, Arbor and Double Blind. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

About Emily Shaffer

Emily Shaffer is originally from West Virginia and earned her BFA in acting and dance from West Virginia University. She now lives in New York City.