Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, Read by Emily Woo Zeller
Coming of Age in 1950s San Francisco
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Emily Woo Zeller’s melodic narration of Last Night at the Telegraph Club transports listeners to 1950s San Francisco in this coming-of-age novel about family, first love, and a Chinese American teenager discovering herself. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Malinda Lo’s YA historical fiction full of characters, places, and moments that Zeller beautifully brings to life. When Lily sees an ad for a male impersonator performing at the Telegraph Club, she is captivated by the idea and recognizes a longing within herself. Soon she’s sneaking out for heady nights at the Telegraph Club and falling for her friend Kath. As Lily becomes more comfortable in her own skin, Zeller’s narration becomes bolder and more confident. Be forewarned, this audiobook will break your heart—and mend it.
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