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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leah Stewart Narrator: Dianna Dorman Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781681412856
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Ninety-year-old Margaret Riley is content hiding from the world. Stoic and independent, she rarely leaves the Tennessee mountaintop where she lives, finding comfort in the mystery novels that keep her company—until she spots a woman who’s moved into the long, empty house across the pond.

Her neighbor, Jennifer Young, is also looking to hide. On the run from her old life, she and her four-year-old son, Milo, have moved to a quiet town where no one from her past can find her.

In Jennifer, Margaret sees both a potential companion for her loneliness and a mystery to be solved. She thinks if she says the right thing, tells the right story, Jennifer will open up, but Jennifer refuses to talk about herself, her son, his missing father, or her past. Frustrated, Margaret crosses more and more boundaries in pursuit of the truth, threatening to unravel the new life Jennifer has so painstakingly created—and reveal some secrets of her own.

From the critically acclaimed author of The History of Us and The Myth of You and Me, The New Neighbor explores the secrets that bind people together and drive them apart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In simple, elegant language, Leah Stewart draws us to a little pond hidden away in the mountains of Tennessee…[and] never relaxes her tight focus on these complex characters.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A promising exploration of the secrets we all carry and our refusal to forgive ourselves.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Keenly engrossing and multilayered, this mystery and literary-fiction hybrid will elicit rich book group discussions.”

    Booklist

  • “Stewart’s prose is remarkable for its well-shaped sentences and non-showy but sharp observations. Quietly incisive.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author Leah Stewart

Leah Stewart is the author of the novels Husband and Wife, The Myth of You and Me, and Body of a Girl. The recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship, she teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati and lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.

About the Narrator

Dianna Dorman is a stage and film actor, voice-over artist, and has been a narrator for the Texas Talking Book Program for almost two decades and for several commercial publishing companies. She particularly enjoys narrating historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, and comedy stories. Her onstage work has included the roles of the pirate Ben Gunn in Treasure Island, and Mrs. Chasen in Harold and Maude. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she teaches “Mad Science” and is a docent of the Texas Governor’s Mansion.