A Room on Lorelei Street

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Narrator: Natalie Ross
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2010
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

A room is not much. It is not arms holding you. Not a kiss on the forehead. Not a packed lunch or a remembered birthday. Just a room. But for seventeen-year-old Zoe, struggling to shed the suffocating responsibility of her alcoholic mother and the controlling guilt of her grandmother, a rented room on Lorelei Street is a fierce grab for control of her own future. Zoe rents her room from Opal Keats, an eccentric old lady who has a difficult past of her own, but who chooses to live in the possibility of the future. Zoe tries to find that same possibility in her own future, promising that she will never go crawling back. But with all odds against her, can a seventeen-year-old with a job slinging hash make it on her own? Zoe struggles with this worry and the guilt of abandoning her mother as she goes to lengths that even she never dreamed she would in order to keep the room on Lorelei Street.

Author Details

Author Details

Pearson, Mary E.

Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. "The Miles Between" was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and "The Adoration of Jenna Fox" was listed as a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of "A Room on Lorelei Street", "David v. God", and "Scribbler of Dreams". Pearson studied art at Long Beach State University, and worked as an artist before earning her teaching credential at San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.