Summerlings: A Novel, Lisa Howorth
  • List: $17.50  |  Sale: $12.25
    Club: $8.75
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Summerlings: A Novel

Author: Lisa Howorth

Narrator: Michael Crouch

Unabridged: 7 hr 25 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 08/06/2019

Genre: Fiction - Small Town

Synopsis

"As a boy my first literary hero was Tom Sawyer, and ever since I've enjoyed the misadventures and romps of kids loose in the summertime. Summerlings is a story rich in local color, humor, outrageous characters, and with a wicked plot."--John Grisham

A Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, bullies, and their role in the tragic event that ushers them into adulthood.

It's the summer of 1959. For the families who live on Connors Lane in Washington DC, life is still defined by what one did during WWII. Behind each door lives a possible spy or Nazi sympathizer, the family of a foreign diplomat, or someone who escaped the conflagration in Europe just in time.

But it is also the summer of an inexplicable spider infestation--surely evidence of "insect warfare" by the Russians, thinks our young narrator John, and his best friends, Ivan and Max. When a rare, scorpion-like vinegaroon is discovered and sequestered for museum study, the boys, along with their tomboy accomplice, Beatriz, hatch a risky midnight plan to steal the poisonous creature for their own devious purposes.

At the same time, under the tutelage of Ivan's glamorous aunt Elena, they plan to forge a spirit of bonhomie in the neighborhood by throwing a party in John's grandparents' backyard. Fueled by punch the boys doctor with a jug of Brazilian rum, the adults let down their defenses until Elena, already a lightning rod for her Ukrainian birth, swinging social life, and outspokenness on behalf of refugees, roars off with a stranger on his motorcycle. What happens next will change John's life forever.

Recommended

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt, Andrea Bobotis
The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt
by Andrea Bobotis

List: $19.95

Sale: $13.97

Club: $9.97

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Published: 10/08/2019

Fall Back Down When I Die, Joe Wilkins
Fall Back Down When I Die
by Joe Wilkins

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Published: 03/12/2019

Light from Heaven, Jan Karon
Light from Heaven
by Jan Karon

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 11/03/2005

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good The New Mitford Novel, Jan Karon
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
by Jan Karon

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 09/02/2014

Shepherds Abiding, including Esther's Gift and the Mitford Snowmen, Jan Karon
Shepherds Abiding, including Esther's...
by Jan Karon

List: $15.00

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.50

Narrator: John McDonnaugh
Published: 10/20/2003

Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin
Send Down the Rain
by Charles Martin

List: $26.99

Sale: $16.20 (40% Off)

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Adam Verner
Published: 05/08/2018

In the Company of Others A Father Tim Novel, Jan Karon
In the Company of Others
by Jan Karon

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Erik Singer
Published: 10/19/2010

Secrets of Silvergum, Mandy Magro
Secrets of Silvergum
by Mandy Magro

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Louise Crawford
Published: 06/01/2019

At Home in Mitford, Jan Karon
At Home in Mitford
by Jan Karon

List: $27.50

Sale: $19.25

Club: $13.75

Narrator: Jan Karon
Published: 09/01/1996
{"id":"3286095","ean":"9781984891532","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Summerlings: A Novel","subtitle":"A Novel","author":"Lisa Howorth","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Michael Crouch","ubr_id":"3286095","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.38","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Michael Crouch","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}