Unmentionables: A Novel Audiobook, by Laurie Loewenstein Play Audiobook Sample

Unmentionables: A Novel Audiobook

Unmentionables: A Novel Audiobook, by Laurie Loewenstein Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 0 hours and 00 min. at 1.5x Speed 0 hours and 00 min. at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798212017459

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Longest Chapter Length:

53:49 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

08:30 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

25:07 minutes

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Marian Elliot Adams, an outspoken advocate for sensible undergarments for women, sweeps onto the Chautauqua stage under a brown canvas tent on a sweltering August night in 1917, and shocks the gathered town of Emporia with her speech: How can women compete with men in the work place and in life if they are confined by their undergarments? The crowd is further appalled when Marian falls off the stage and sprains her ankle, and is forced to remain among them for a week. As the week passes, she throws everything into turmoil.

The recently widowed newspaper editor Deuce Garland, his lapels glittering with fraternal pins, has always been a community booster, his desire to conform rooted in a legacy of shame—his great-grandfather married a Black woman, and the town will never let Deuce forget it, especially not his father-in-law, the owner of the newspaper and Deuce’s boss.

But Marian’s arrival shatters Deuce’s notions of what is acceptable versus what is right, and Deuce falls madly in love with the tall activist from New York. During her stay in Emporia, Marian pushes Deuce to become a greater, braver, and more dynamic man than he ever imagined was possible. Marian is a powerful catalyst that forces nineteenth-century Emporia into the twentieth century; but while she agitates for enlightenment and justice, she has little time to consider her own motives and her extreme loneliness. Marian, in the end, must decide if she has the courage to face small-town life and be known, or will continue to be a stranger always passing through.

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“Unmentionables is a sweeping and memorable story of struggle and suffrage, love and redemption…Loewenstein has skillfully woven a story and a cast of characters that will remain in the memory long after the book’s last page has been turned.”

— New York Journal of Books 


  • “Exceptionally readable and highly recommended.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Engaging first work from a writer of evident ability.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Marian Elliot Adams’s…tale is contagiously enthusiastic.”

    — Publishers Weekly

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About Laurie Loewenstein

Laurie Loewenstein is the author of the bestselling novel Unmentionables. An Ohio native, she currently lives in Columbia, Maryland.