Ruta Sepetys, Carolina De Robertis, Morgan Parker
S4 E59: Ruta Sepetys, Carolina De Robertis, and Morgan Parker

In this episode, meet Ruta Sepetys, author of The Fountains of Silence, Carolina de Robertis, author of Cantoras, and Morgan Parker, author of Who Put This Song On?. Whether they’ve delved into hidden histories or explored the inner workings of the teenage psyche, these authors have written nuanced and moving novels that are meant to be heard on audio.

Hear them describe the events that inspired their work. Plus, discover the identity of the “friend who got you when your other friends didn’t.”

Listen to clips from their audiobooks:

Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history’s darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching audiobook about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence—inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain.

“A moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction.”—Booklist, starred review

From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of The Gods of Tango, a revolutionary new novel about five wildly different women who, in the midst of the Uruguayan dictatorship, find one another as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family.

“It’s a revolutionary fable, ideal for this moment, offered with wisdom and care.”—New York Times Book Review

In the vein of powerful reads like The Hate U Give and Girl in Pieces, comes poet Morgan Parker’s pitch-perfect novel about a black teenage girl searching for her identity when the world around her views her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to be politely ignored.

“A funny, clever, wild ride of a story about growing up and breaking free.”—Kirkus, starred review

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