The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick audiobook

The Girls with No Names

By Serena Burdick
Read by Emily Lawrence , Nancy Peterson , and Amy McFadden

Park Row Books 9780778308737
12.41 Hours 1
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The Girls with No Names pulls readers into the gilded age of New York City in the 1910s, when suffragettes marched in the street, unions fought for better work conditions—and girls were confined to the House of Mercy for daring to break the rules. Not far from Luella and Effie Tildon’s large family mansion in Inwood looms the House of Mercy, a workhouse for wayward girls. The sisters grow up under its shadow with the understanding that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters accidentally discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen older sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. But her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone. Effie suspects her father has made good on his threat to send Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. But she made a miscalculation, and with no one to believe her story, Effie’s escape from the House of Mercy seems impossible—unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on each other and their tenuous friendship to survive. Home for Unwanted Girls meets The Dollhouse in this atmospheric, heartwarming story that explores not only the historical House of Mercy but the lives—and secrets—of the girls who stayed there.

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The Girls with No Names pulls readers into the gilded age of New York City in the 1910s, when suffragettes marched in the street, unions fought for better work conditions—and girls were confined to the House of Mercy for daring to break the rules.

Not far from Luella and Effie Tildon’s large family mansion in Inwood looms the House of Mercy, a workhouse for wayward girls. The sisters grow up under its shadow with the understanding that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters accidentally discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen older sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases.

But her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone. Effie suspects her father has made good on his threat to send Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. But she made a miscalculation, and with no one to believe her story, Effie’s escape from the House of Mercy seems impossible—unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on each other and their tenuous friendship to survive.

Home for Unwanted Girls meets The Dollhouse in this atmospheric, heartwarming story that explores not only the historical House of Mercy but the lives—and secrets—of the girls who stayed there.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully written, haunting…A stunning story of sisters, friendship, secrets, and ultimately survival.” Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author
“Burdick has spun a cautionary tale of struggle and survival, love and family—and above all, the strength of the heart, no matter how broken.” New York Times Book Review
“Burdick reveals the perils of being a woman in 1913 and exposes the truths of their varying social circles.” Chicago Tribune
“Burdick will break hearts with this exquisitely wrought, meticulously researched historical reflection on an American version of the infamous Magdalene laundries of Ireland…Told from the alternating points of view of Effie; her mother, Jeanne; and Mable, the narrative combines lush prose with a quick and riveting plot.” Publishers Weekly
“A mesmerizing tale of strength, subterfuge, and the unbreakable bond between sisters.” Whitney Scharer, author of The Age of Light
“A stunning story of sisters, friendship, secrets, and ultimately survival. I fell in love with the courageous Effie and Mable.” Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author

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Author Bio: Serena Burdick

Author Bio: Serena Burdick

Serena Burdick graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California before moving to New York City to pursue a degree in English Literature at Brooklyn College. She is the author of The Girls with No Names, and Girl in the Afternoon, which won the 2017 International Book Award in the historical fiction category.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English