Ketchup Clouds

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100064999
Released: Nov 12, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478926535
Narrator/s: Julie Maisey
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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Description

A literary confessional novel that deals with tough stuff and romance, told through letters to a death row inmate that is by turns chilling, moving, and extremely funny, from the award-winning author of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Dear Mr. S. Harris, Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It's jam, not blood, though I don't think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn't your wife's jam the police found on your shoe ... Zoe has an unconventional pen pal-Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas death row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two brothers, betrayed one of them, and killed the other. Hidden away in her backyard shed in the middle of the night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in the other, Zoe gives a voice to her heart and her fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may never respond to Zoe's letters, but at least somebody will know her story-somebody who knows what it's like to kill a person you love. Only through her unusual confession can Zoe hope to atone for her mistakes that have torn lives apart and work to put her own life back together again. Rising literary star Annabel Pitcher pens a captivating second novel, rich with her distinctive balance of humor and heart. Annabel explores the themes of first love, guilt, and grief, introducing a character with a witty voice and true emotional resonance.

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Author(s): Annabel Pitcher
Original Publish Date: Nov 12, 2013

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Author(s): Annabel Pitcher
Narrator(s): Julie Maisey
Product Number DD7990
Released: Nov 12, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478926559

Professional reviews

"A British teen sends a series of letters to a death row inmate in Texas. Zoe (not her real name since sheÕs confessing her part in the death of a boy) tells the story of her family, friends, romance, and death. Julie Maisey delivers the salutation of each letter with a slow, stilted narration, as if she were reading as Zoe writes it out. The rest of the letters she reads fluidly and evenly. Her British accent and vocal expression are perfect for the funny and introspective Zoe. While the mystery builds as Zoe gets closer to ending her story, MaiseyÕs narration remains true to ZoeÕs voice. With this story the listener gets an inside look at the mind and emotions of a teenager who is exploring love and grief. E.N. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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