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Esther Ehrlich

For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp's mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery. Nest is Esther Ehrlich's stunning debut novel. Her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting. Chirp and Joey will steal your heart. Long after you finish Nest, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you. Praise for Nest: "A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "A stunning debut, with lyrical prose and superbly developed characters. . . . [Readers] will savor Nest and reflect on it long after its conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred "Ehrlich's novel beautifully captures the fragile bond shared by Chirp and Joey and their growing trust for each other in a world filled with disappointments and misunderstandings."--Publishers Weekly, Starred "Chirp's first-person voice is believable; her poignant earnestness is truly heartrending. Ehrlich writes beautifully, constructing scenes with grace and layers of telling detail and insight."--The Horn Book What authors are saying about Nest: "Nest sings with heart and emotion. Simply gorgeous."--Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author of Turtle in Paradise "Nest speaks to the heart. I wanted to put my arms around Chirp and never let go."--Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s and I'll Be There "I loved the book! It's so tender and to

For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp's mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery. Nest is Esther Ehrlich's stunning debut novel. Her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting. Chirp and Joey will steal your heart. Long after you finish Nest, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you. Praise for Nest: "A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "A stunning debut, with lyrical prose and superbly developed characters. . . . [Readers] will savor Nest and reflect on it long after its conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred "Ehrlich's novel beautifully captures the fragile bond shared by Chirp and Joey and their growing trust for each other in a world filled with disappointments and misunderstandings."--Publishers Weekly, Starred "Chirp's first-person voice is believable; her poignant earnestness is truly heartrending. Ehrlich writes beautifully, constructing scenes with grace and layers of telling detail and insight."--The Horn Book What authors are saying about Nest: "Nest sings with heart and emotion. Simply gorgeous."--Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author of Turtle in Paradise "Nest speaks to the heart. I wanted to put my arms around Chirp and never let go."--Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s and I'll Be There "I loved the book! It's so tender and to
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For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp's mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery. Nest is Esther Ehrlich's stunning debut novel. Her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting. Chirp and Joey will steal your heart. Long after you finish Nest, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you. Praise for Nest: "A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "A stunning debut, with lyrical prose and superbly developed characters. . . . [Readers] will savor Nest and reflect on it long after its conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred "Ehrlich's novel beautifully captures the fragile bond shared by Chirp and Joey and their growing trust for each other in a world filled with disappointments and misunderstandings."--Publishers Weekly, Starred "Chirp's first-person voice is believable; her poignant earnestness is truly heartrending. Ehrlich writes beautifully, constructing scenes with grace and layers of telling detail and insight."--The Horn Book What authors are saying about Nest: "Nest sings with heart and emotion. Simply gorgeous."--Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times bestselling author of Turtle in Paradise "Nest speaks to the heart. I wanted to put my arms around Chirp and never let go."--Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s and I'll Be There "I loved the book! It's so tender and to

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenna Lamia

Length:

8h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:31