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Author: Karen Foxlee Narrator: Olivia Mackenzie-Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9780804123648
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Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can't resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.

Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festival—a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee's breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, The Horn Book, January/February 2014:
    " Though the layers are many, they coalesce into a dreamlike, eerie whole told in mesmerizing, sensuous prose.”
  • “Atmospheric, lyrical, and unexpected.”

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  • Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2013:
  • Atmospheric, lyric and unexpected.”
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 9, 2013:
    "The casual beauty of the language and the complex storytelling style create a haunting, atmospheric novel about friendship, betrayal, and loss."

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About the Author

Karen Foxlee is the author of The Anatomy of Wings, winner of the Commonweath Writer’s Prize and a Parents’ Choice Gold Winner. She lives in Gympie, Australia. 

About the Narrator

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and actress. After graduating with a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she performed in regional theaters across the country before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in network television shows and films and continues to work on screen and stage. Her audiobook credits include romance, young adult fiction, and mystery thrillers.