Words in Deep Blue

  • by Cath Crowley
  • Narrated by Hamish R. Johnson, Chelsea Bruland
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A beautiful love story for fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon: Two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope - and letters hidden between the pages.
Years ago Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family's bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.
Now Rachel has returned to the city - and to the bookshop - to work alongside the boy she'd rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can't feel anything anymore.
As Henry and Rachel work side by side - surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages - they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it's possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

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What the Critics Say

"One of the loveliest, most exquisitely beautiful books I've read in a very long time...I didn't just read the pages, I lived in them." (Jennifer Niven, New York Times best-selling author of All the Bright Places)
"Original, wise, and essential.... This love story is an ode to words and life." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Reading Words in Deep Blue feels a little bit like a slow dance, or falling in love, or swimming in the ocean on a rainy day. It's a stunning reminder of the power of words and books and stories that will leave your heart full and heavy and hungry for more. Cath Crowley is magic." (Krystal Sutherland, author of Our Chemical Hearts)

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Sweet yet Sorrowful Story

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Achingly heartbreaking book, but the characters begin to learn how to move on by the end.

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- Kee

Absolutely AMAZING.

From the start till the end and absolutely amazing book. Well worth the time and money definitely. An amazing read!
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- kambiz Tabar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2017
  • Publisher: Listening Library