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Goodnight June: A Novel | [Sarah Jio]

Goodnight June: A Novel

Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be. June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s.
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of Blackberry Winter imagines the inspiration for Goodnight Moon.

Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be.

June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amid the store's papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown - and steps into the pages of American literature.

©2014 Sarah Jio (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Trish Virginia 07-13-14
    Trish Virginia 07-13-14 Member Since 2010

    I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!

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    "Sweet Story!!"

    Goodnight June was a nice, light novel that I enjoyed in between some more serious books recently.

    Mixed in to the story are letters (fictional) between June's aunt and Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, the beloved children's book. That gave the story an interesting twist, and the book it's title. I also liked the narrator--she does an excellent job!

    Overall, I enjoyed, and recommend for a sweet, easy listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Plano, TX, United States 06-03-14
    Susan Plano, TX, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story horrendous narrative"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend to a friend. Good story, easy reading and enjoyable subject. I enjoy Sara Jio as her writings are usually light and I can sit in my reading corner or take my daily walks and listen. Sara Jio transitions smoothly from the main characters to the letter being discovered.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the letter format of the Aunt and her friend in NY.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

    No. The voice did not match the characters in the story and it sounded as if she were reading a boring classic. The main character sounded as if she were 75 rather than 35 and the narrator totally ruined the story for me and I finally went out and bought a copy of the book.


    Was Goodnight June worth the listening time?

    No since I had to buy the book to complete the book. I have listened to many books and have never had to buy a book to finish it as the narrator was so out of sync with the characters and the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story and the author and look forward to Sara's next book but I have finally put a narrator on a list to make sure I don't get another book with her as narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth DOWNERS GROVE, IL, United States 07-31-15
    Elizabeth DOWNERS GROVE, IL, United States 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Trite and overacted."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Sarah Jio again?

    I loved her 1st book and eagerly anticipated this one. I'm not sure what happened here, but it's nothing like her 1st book. The story was very predictable and frankly silly, whereas her 1st book was insightful.


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    It was overly dramatic and the voices did not sound like I envisioned the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamster 05-03-15
    Tamster 05-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Sarah Jio does it again"

    I am a very big fan of Sarah Jio's books, this one was right up there with Blackberry Winter! I wasn't sure I was going to like this one when it first started just because all the pieces took a little time coming together. The ending was not disappointing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BaBo HiltonHead, SC 10-05-14
    BaBo HiltonHead, SC 10-05-14 Member Since 2006
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    "If you loved Goodnight Moon, you will love this"
    If you could sum up Goodnight June in three words, what would they be?

    Touching story


    What other book might you compare Goodnight June to and why?

    Hard to say - it is a feel good book and interesting look at Goodnight Moon.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Very well written


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    If you loved Goodnight Moon, you will love Goodnight June


    Any additional comments?

    It pulled on my heart strings!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sharon san diego, california, United States 07-15-14
    sharon san diego, california, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2013

    love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.

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    "A Great Story For Lovers of Childrens books"

    I have never read anything by this author and was pleasantly surprised. I liked her style and loved the setting in the Bluebird book store.I Have recommended it to my book group
    as the selection for August.. I was fascinated by the friendship between the owner of the store and the famous Children's book author Margaret Wise Brown. Through letters we got to know them well.
    Did not really like the voice of the narrator She sounded too old and did not do multiple voices well. I Wish she had a softer voice, she sounded too loud and raspy.
    But I liked the story so I tried to get used to the voice.
    Will look for another by Sarah Jio but hope to see another narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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