The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson audiobook

The Parker Inheritance

By Varian Johnson
Read by Cherise Boothe

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The Westing Game meets The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 in a stirring mystery of past and present, as two kids search for a place in their families, city, and country. The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance. So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the summer ends?

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Summary

Summary

A 2019 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Book for Excellence in Audiobook Production

A Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Selection

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year

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Parents Magazine’s

The Westing Game meets The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 in a stirring mystery of past and present, as two kids search for a place in their families, city, and country.

The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.

Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance. So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the summer ends?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Powerful…Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve.” New York Times Book Review
“The town of Lambert brims with intrigue, keeping readers entranced until the very last page. A candid and powerful reckoning of history.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Johnson takes his readers on a whirlwind expedition with two exceptionally bright kids as they connect the dots of this mystery and gain insights into their own families’ secrets…[A] meaningful tale.” Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books (starred review)
“In assured, inquisitive tones, Cherise Boothe unfurls a clever middle-grade mystery featuring intriguing characters and a town with a challenging history…Boothe deftly portrays Candace and her friend Brandon’s enthusiastic sleuthing and enlivens a varied cast. Her narration maintains listeners’ attention throughout Johnson’s story of pain, hope, and growth. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Varian Johnson

Author Bio: Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance, for which he won a Coretta Scott King Honor award; The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection; and To Catch a Cheat, a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. You can find him online at varianjohnson.com.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English