Goodnight June: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2014
Duration: 8 hours 32 minutes
The New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter imagines the inspiration for Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the “great green room” might have come to be.
June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amid the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.
“A woman struggling with her past discovers a family connection to a classic children’s book…Jio sprinkles her book with sunny messages about being the author of your own life; fans will applaud her optimistic outlook.”—Kirkus Reviews