Beyond the Bright Sea

  • by Lauren Wolk
  • Narrated by Jorjeana Marie, Lauren Wolk
  • 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the Newbery honor-winning author of the critically acclaimed Wolf Hollow comes a moving story of identity and belonging.
Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift on a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow's only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar.
Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn't until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger.
Vivid and heart wrenching, Lauren Wolk's Beyond the Bright Sea is a gorgeously crafted and tensely paced tale that explores questions of identity, belonging, and the true meaning of family.


What the Critics Say

"Narrator Jorjeana Marie expresses all the youthful longing of 12-year-old Crow.... Overall, Marie melds conflict and tenderness beautifully in this tale of family and belonging." (AudioFile)


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This book, written by Lauren Wolk, is beautiful and heart wrenching. The book is marketed to kids, but excellent for any age. An instant classic.
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- Joshua I. Dembicki

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2017
  • Publisher: Listening Library