Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Goodnight June

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For those of you who love the intrigue of 'how' a book  is born. 

First published in 1947, Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is an American classic. However, the origins of this adored bedtime story are shrouded in mystery. 

In GOODNIGHT JUNE (a Plume Original, on sale May 27, 2014), New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio imagines Brown’s inspiration and offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the “great green room” might have come to be.

Book Description:
June Andersen is the youngest vice president at Chase & Hanson Bank International. Although she has a pricey New York City apartment to show for her success, June is single, lonely, and estranged from her family. After the passing of her great-aunt, Ruby, June is called to her hometown of Seattle to settle her estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s and left to June as a legacy. June soon discovers that the bookstore is a trove of secrets, and embarks on a scavenger hunt devised by Ruby. 

Hidden in rare volumes scattered amongst dusty shelves are letters exchanged by her great-aunt and Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown. June detects  not only a sisterly bond between the two, but that  Ruby may have served as Brown’s muse as she imagined one of the most cherished children’s books of all time. As the bookstore struggles to survive financially, June must marshal her monetary and emotional resources while working a literary puzzle that can potentially heal her own sorrows.
In GOODNIGHT JUNE, Sarah Jio creates a beguiling mystery surrounding a treasured classic against the timeless themes of nostalgia for home and family, and the quest to preserve their untold value. Captivating and rewarding, this novel is the perfect summer read.