Don’t miss adding this FUNNY GIRL to your Spring ’15 audio collection. From Nick Hornby, the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel that is sure to be a delightful and in-demand listen as read by audiobook narrator Emma Fielding (Longbourn).
Set in 1960′s London, FUNNY GIRL by Nick Hornby is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Hornby’s latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.
“[Hornby’s] most ambitious novel to date…he makes the reader care for his characters as much as he does.”—Kirkus, starred review
“In his seventh novel (and the first in five years), Hornby pens a homage to light entertainment…He also delivers a winning example of the form, crafting fast-paced, witty dialogue and lovable characters…[Hornby has a] great gift for effortlessly moving from humor to heartbreak.”—Booklist
“FUNNY GIRL displays [Hornby’s] usual talents for narrative zip and easy human sympathy.”—The Guardian