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BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

 

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

 

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

 

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission to

reprint previously published material:

Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.: Lyrics from “I Wanna Be Sedated,” words and

music by Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, and Douglas Colvin, copyright

© 1978 by WB Music Corp. and Taco Tunes, Inc. All rights administered

by WB Music Corp. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission

of Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Hal Leonard Corporation: Lyrics from “Asleep,” words and music by

Johnny Marr and Steven Morrissey, copyright © 1986 by Marr Songs Ltd.

and Bona Relations Ltd. All rights for Marr Songs Ltd. in the U.S. and

Canada controlled and administered by Universal-Polygram In ternational

Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved; Lyrics from “Tupelo (Tupelo Blues),”

words and music by John Lee Hooker, copyright © 1991 by Orpheum

Music. International copyright secured. All rights reserved; Lyrics from

“Viva La Vida,” words and music by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will

Champion and Chris Martin, copyright © 2008 by Universal Music Publishing

MGB Ltd. All rights in the United States and Canada administered

by Universal Music-MGB Songs. International copyright secured. All

rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Moebetoblame Music: Lyrics from “My Friends,” by Flea, Anthony Kiedis,

David Michael Navarro, and Chad Gaylord Smith, copyright © 1995 by

Moebetoblame Music. Reprinted by permission of Moebetoblame Music.

Synopsis:

Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel "A Northern Light," artfully weaves two girls' stories--spanning centuries and continents--into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Young adult.

Synopsis:

Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light. Revolution artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love; it spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

 

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

 

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Praise for Revolution:

An ABA Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year

An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book

#1 Indiebound pick for fall 2010

A School Library Journal Best Book

A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

Amazon.com Best Book of the Year

[STAR] "A sumptuous feast of a novel, rich in mood, character, and emotion."--School Library Journal, Starred

[STAR] "Every detail is meticulously inscribed into a multi-layered narrative that is as wise, honest, and moving as it is cunningly worked. Readers  . . . will find this brilliantly crafted work utterly absorbing."--The Bulletin, Starred

[STAR] "Brilliantly realized, complete, and complex. The novel is rich with detail, and both the Brooklyn and Paris settings provide important grounding for the haunting and beautifully told story."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of three adult novels, The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose, as well as the young adult novel A Northern Light, winner of Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal, the L.A. Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, and a Michael L. Printz Honor Award. She lives and writes full-time in upstate New York. You can visit her at www.jenniferdonnelly.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307746214
Author:
Donnelly, Jennifer
Publisher:
Listening Library (Audio)
Read by:
Card, Emily Janice
Read by:
Bering, Emma
Author:
Card, Emily Janice
Author:
Bering, Emma
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
historical fiction;french revolution;ya;young adult;paris;music;fiction;grief;depression;time travel;france;historical;death;musicians;family;guitar;romance;fantasy;diary;teen;mystery;teen fiction;18th century;high school;suicide;young adult fiction;marie
Subject:
historical fiction;french revolution;ya;young adult;paris;music;fiction;grief;depression;time travel;france;historical;death;musicians;family;guitar;romance;fantasy;diary;teen;mystery;teen fiction;18th century;high school;suicide;young adult fiction;marie
Subject:
historical fiction;french revolution;ya;young adult;paris;music;fiction;grief;depression;time travel;france;historical;death;musicians;family;guitar;romance;fantasy;diary;teen;mystery;teen fiction;18th century;high school;suicide;young adult fiction;marie
Edition Description:
Twelve CD
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.91 x 6.29 x 1.15 in 0.67 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details pages Listening Library - English 9780307746214 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel "A Northern Light," artfully weaves two girls' stories--spanning centuries and continents--into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Young adult.
"Synopsis" by , Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light. Revolution artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love; it spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

 

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

 

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Praise for Revolution:

An ABA Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year

An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book

#1 Indiebound pick for fall 2010

A School Library Journal Best Book

A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

Amazon.com Best Book of the Year

[STAR] "A sumptuous feast of a novel, rich in mood, character, and emotion."--School Library Journal, Starred

[STAR] "Every detail is meticulously inscribed into a multi-layered narrative that is as wise, honest, and moving as it is cunningly worked. Readers  . . . will find this brilliantly crafted work utterly absorbing."--The Bulletin, Starred

[STAR] "Brilliantly realized, complete, and complex. The novel is rich with detail, and both the Brooklyn and Paris settings provide important grounding for the haunting and beautifully told story."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred

From the Hardcover edition.

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