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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (594 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lesley Kagen Narrator: Lesley Kagen Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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During the summer of 1968 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, eleven-year-old Shenandoah Carmody’s mother disappeared. Her twin sister, Woody, stopped speaking, and her once-loving father slipped into a mean drunkenness unbefitting a superior court judge. As the first anniversary of their mother’s disappearance nears, her father’s threat to send Woody away and his hints at an impending remarriage spur a desperate Shenny—who was named for the Shenandoah Valley—to find her mother before its too late. While struggling to get her mute twin to reveal what she knows about the night their mother vanished, Shenny is ultimately swept up in a series of heartbreaking events that will force her to face the painful truth about herself and her family. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kagen not only delivers a spellbinding story but also takes a deep look into the mores, values, and shams of a small Southern community in an era of change.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Shenandoah leaps off the page in vivid colour: sparky, resourceful, trying to cope with shattering damage and doing it with the matter-of-fact, heartbreaking courage that kids learn when there’s no other choice. This book is packed with warmth, wit, intelligence, images savoury enough to taste—and deep dark places that are all the more terrible for being surrounded by so much brightness.”

    Tana French, New York Times bestselling author

  • Selected for the May 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim | 2/20/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was told through the eyes of an 11 year old girl trying to find out why and how her mother disappeared. It was set in the 50's or 60's I believe. It was interesting and parts were funny and kind of quirky. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Nicole Long | 2/20/2014

    " I just did not like this book which was a disappointment, since the only other book by this author that I have read I really liked. I will chalk it up to a fluke and try her again, but I would not recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Echilds | 2/17/2014

    " a quick read, but charming protagonist and an interesting twist or two along the way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/6/2014

    " The third I've read by Lesley Kagen. This is filled with so many characters (and some of them similar) that it takes a while to catch on. The protagonists are twin girls--Shenandoah and Woody. Shenandoah is taking care of Woody since she has gone mute due to a trauma. Both girls are trying to sort out the death of their mother and the cruelness of their father. Even though the subject matter is tough, Kagen again manages to brings a lighthearted attitude to the topic by creating an atmosphere where the girls are on an adventure. Kagen's language play in this book is that the girls have a secret twin language--that is very cool. In this book I very much enjoyed the southern rural setting and the intertwining of race relations. "

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About the Author
Author Lesley Kagen

Lesley Kagen is an actress, voice-over talent, and restaurateur, as well as the author of multiple national bestselling novels. Whistling in the Dark was a Midwest Choice Honor winner. Land of a Hundred Wonders, an Indie Next pick, was also nominated for a Midwest Choice Award. She lives near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.