Summerlings

A Novel
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Author(s): Lisa Howorth
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100145746
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984891549
Narrator/s: Michael Crouch
Publisher: Books on Tape
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It's the summer of 1959 in the seemingly tranquil suburbs of Washington, D.C. But our young narrator, John, and his best friends, Ivan and Max, know the truth: every door on their street could be hiding an escaped Nazi or a spy with secrets about the A-bomb. The entire city is being plagued by an inexplicable spider infestation—surely evidence of "insect warfare" by the Russians! So when a rare vinegaroon—a whip scorpion—is discovered on Capitol Hill and sequestered for study at the Smithsonian, the boys, along with their tomboy accomplice, Beatriz, hatch a risky midnight plan to steal the deadly creature for their own devious purposes. Yet when the friends discover some very real instances of anti-Semitism and prejudice in the neighborhood, it's the shocking and tragic events stemming from a well-intentioned community-building potluck party that change their lives forever. A vibrantly voiced, heartfelt, and charming Cold War coming-of-age story, Summerlings captures the crystal-clear moments that mark the bittersweet reckoning of childhood's end.

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Author(s): Lisa Howorth
Product Number EB00743840
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385544658