Monica Hesse
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Monica Hesse

Monica Hesse is the national bestselling author of the true crime love story American Fire and the Edgar Award-winning young adult historical mystery novel Girl in the Blue Coat, which has been translated into a dozen languages and was shortlisted for the American Booksellers Association's Indies Choice Award. She is a feature writer for the Washington Post, where she has covered royal weddings, dog shows, political campaigns, Academy Awards ceremonies, White House state dinners, and some events that felt like a mixture of all of the above. She has talked about these stories, and other things, on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, FOX and NPR. She has been a winner of the Society for Feature Journalism's Narrative Storytelling award, and a finalist for a Livingston Award and a James Beard Award. Monica lives in Maryland. with her husband and a brainiac dog.

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Best Sellers

    • Girl in the Blue Coat

    • By: Monica Hesse
    • Narrated by: Natalia Payne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping Story of Love and War

    • By Daryl on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $26.22

    • American Fire

    • Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
    • By: Monica Hesse
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, American Fire re-creates the anguished nights that this quiet county spent lit up in flames....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting read

    • By Melissa M. on 05-16-18
    • Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
    • By: Monica Hesse
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 345 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The War Outside

    • By: Monica Hesse
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Christie Moreau, Monica Hesse
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    It's 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado - until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan....

    Regular price: $26.22

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