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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: Rosalie Knecht Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 ISBN: 9781538521724
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New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She’s working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA.

Next thing she knows she’s in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams.

When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she’s forced to take extreme measures to save herself.

An exhilarating coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Who Is Vera Kelly?, Rosalie Knecht has created a truly fresh and original take on the spy novel, full of suspense and surprise and beautifully observed details of its Cold War setting. Best of all is Vera herself, a memorable heroine who seems destined to become an icon of the genre. This is a remarkable and wonderful book!”

    Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The character [listeners] have been waiting for. A riveting, satisfying novel.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A buzzing, smoky, gin-soaked charmer.”

    Library Journal

  • “A tangled, atmospheric story that gradually builds suspense to a satisfyingly surprising denouement.”


  • Who Is Vera Kelly? is the twisty, literary, woman-driven spy novel you’ve always wanted to read…Knecht is a sensitive and gifted writer with a lyrical voice that imbues this dazzling novel with unexpected emotional depth.”

    Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Sardonic, intelligent, and thrillingly original. I loved this book and I loved Vera. Read this book right now!”

    Courtney Maum, author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

  • A Huffington Post Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018
  • A BookRiot Pick of Most Anticipated Novels of 2018
  • A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018
  • An Audible Pick of Most Anticipated Listens for Spring
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About the Author

Rosalie Knecht is a social worker in New York City and was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She is the translator of Cesar Aira’s The Seamstress and the Wind and has been a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow and a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Argentina. She has been published in Stonecutter and the New York Times.

About the Narrator

Elisabeth Rodgers is an actress and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. After graduating from Princeton University, she completed a two-year program at William Esper Studio, where she studied with Maggie Flanigan. Her audiobook narration training came from Robin Miles, who has also directed her in several productions. She has recorded dozens of books for a multitude of publishers.