'Round Midnight

  • by Laura McBride
  • Narrated by Joy Osmanski, Will Damron
  • 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub.
Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting-pot metropolis it is today, 'Round Midnight is the story of four women - one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness - whose lives change at the Midnight Room.
June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount.
Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas.
Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata's secret when she opens her employer's door to that Chicago businessman - and his gun.
And then there is Coral, an African American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind.
Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, 'Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women's lives.

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Beautifully Written. Touched me to my heart.

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Touching, Absorbing, and just a Beautiful book. The Best book I've read all year. Author FANTASTIC and NARRATOR IS PERFECT! This book should definitely get more notice!! Loved it.

Highly Highly Recommend!!!!!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio