June 2013 Indie Next List
“Rosemary is not yet six when her sister, Fern, is removed to a center for research. Fern and Rosemary were inseparable, and her family falls apart after the removal: Lowell, her brother, disappears when he discovers where Fern was sent; their father becomes a distant, brooding man; and their mother is a shell of her former self. Why a research facility? Because Fern is a chimpanzee. In this extraordinary novel written by a gifted author, Fowler opens our eyes to the inhumane treatment of animals by humans and helps us to identify what it truly means to be human.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
About the Author
KAREN JOY FOWLER is the author of six novels and four short story collections, including We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and Black Glass. She is the winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award, a finalist for the Man Booker prize, and has won numerous Nebula and World Fantasy awards.
Orlagh Cassidy is the winner of the 2009 Best Voice in Children & Family Listening and the 2008 and 2011 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense. She s narrated for Jacqueline Winspear, James Patterson, Erica Spindler, Beth Harbison, and Frank Herbert, among others.
Cassidy s Broadway credits include "Present Laughter with Frank Langella, Our Country's Good, " and "Suddenly Last Summer". She has appeared Off-Broadway in "Bright Ideas" and "The Field" at The Irish Rep (Drama Desk Nomination). She was "Doris Wolfe" on "The Guiding Light" and her other television appearances include "Sex and the City, Law & Order, Law and Order SVU, "and" Elementary". She also appeared in the films "Purple Violets, Young Adult, " and "Definitely, Maybe".