Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley audiobook

Trowbridge Road

By Marcella Pixley
Read by Tara Sands

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio 9781536207507
6.37 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $29.99

    ISBN: 9781799767923

In a stunning novel set in the 1980s, a girl with heavy secrets awakens her sleepy street to the complexities of love and courage. It’s the summer of ’83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father’s death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending Ziggy, an imaginative boy who is living with his Nana Jean after experiencing troubles of his own. But as June Bug’s connection to the world grows stronger, her mother’s grows more distant — even dangerous — pushing June Bug to choose between truth and healing and the only home she has ever known. Trowbridge Road paints an unwavering portrait of a girl and her family touched by mental illness and grief. Set in the Boston suburbs during the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the novel explores how a seemingly perfect neighborhood can contain restless ghosts and unspoken secrets. Written with deep insight and subtle lyricism by acclaimed author Marcella Pixley, Trowbridge Road demonstrates our power to rescue one another even when our hearts are broken.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

In a stunning novel set in the 1980s, a girl with heavy secrets awakens her sleepy street to the complexities of love and courage.

It’s the summer of ’83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father’s death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending Ziggy, an imaginative boy who is living with his Nana Jean after experiencing troubles of his own. But as June Bug’s connection to the world grows stronger, her mother’s grows more distant — even dangerous — pushing June Bug to choose between truth and healing and the only home she has ever known.

Trowbridge Road paints an unwavering portrait of a girl and her family touched by mental illness and grief. Set in the Boston suburbs during the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the novel explores how a seemingly perfect neighborhood can contain restless ghosts and unspoken secrets. Written with deep insight and subtle lyricism by acclaimed author Marcella Pixley, Trowbridge Road demonstrates our power to rescue one another even when our hearts are broken.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A beautifully honest account of trauma and childhood friendship…The text richly illustrates the inner lives of children, and the subject matter is handled in a way that is honest yet age appropriate. Verdict: A solid choice for mature tweens who appreciate a story with literary and fantastical elements that also tackles realistic topics.” School Library Journal
“Narrator Tara Sands winningly introduces the residents of Trowbridge Road…Characters are memorably portrayed by Sands, with Nana Jean’s compassionate warmth being the standout…The realistic yet inspiring conclusion will help kids with parents who have mental health problems.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Marcella Pixley

Author Bio: Marcella Pixley

Marcella Pixley is the author of three highly praised books for young adults that have received multiple starred reviews, including Ready to Fall, which was a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. She earned a master’s from Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, and she teaches writing to middle schoolers in Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.37
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English