The Keeper of Stories

The Keeper of Stories

by Sally Page

Narrated by Jessica Whittaker

Unabridged — 10 hours, 16 minutes

The Keeper of Stories

The Keeper of Stories

by Sally Page

Narrated by Jessica Whittaker

Unabridged — 10 hours, 16 minutes

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A charming, uplifting debut novel-full of humor and depth-that has taken readers around the world by surprise.

Everyone has a story to tell. But does Janice have the power to unlock her own?

She can't recall what started her collection. Maybe it was in a fragment of conversation overheard as she cleaned a sink? Before long (as she dusted a sitting room or defrosted a fridge) she noticed people were telling her their stories. Perhaps they had always done so, but now it is different, now the stories are reaching out to her and she gathers them to her ...

Cleaner Janice knows that it is in people's stories that you really get to know them. From recently widowed Fiona and her son Adam to opera-singing Geordie, the quiet bus driver Euan, and the pretentious Mrs. “YeahYeahYeah” and her fox terrier, Decius, Janice has a unique insight into the community around her.

When Janice starts cleaning for Mrs. B-a shrewd and prickly woman in her nineties-she finally meets someone who wants to hear her story. But Janice is clear: she is the keeper of stories, she doesn't have a story to tell. At least, not one she can share.

Mrs. B is no fool and knows there is more to Janice than meets the eye. What is she hiding? After all, doesn't everyone have a story to tell?

Editorial Reviews

author of 59 Memory Lane Celia Anderson

Absolutely spellbinding…Warm-hearted, thoughtful, funny, and yet deeply poignant.”

author of Unlikely Animals Annie Hartnett

Heartwarming, intricate, and empathetic, Sally Page has given us a treasure of a novel. You’ll love all the characters, and yes, there’s even a great dog. Completely delightful and warm.”

author of The Library of Lost and Found Phaedra Patrick

A treasure of a book. Beautiful, emotional, and heartfelt with a cornucopia of characters you’ll love spending time with.”

author of The Bookshop of Second Chances Jackie Fraser

This is a deceptively ‘gentle’ story that addresses complex issues with a light touch. It’s about the importance of stories and how we sometimes tell the wrong ones about ourselves, even when we’re careful not to do that about other people. And it’s also about friendship, and how important making families is. You don’t need to be related to people to make a family, and sometimes it’s best if you’re not. I loved Janice (I adore competent protagonists and really liked her ability to do pretty much anything she turns her hand to) and was rooting for her throughout. Plus there’s a foul-mouthed fox terrier that’s one of the best ‘dog characters’ I’ve read recently.”

Sunday Times (London) bestselling author Katie Fforde

I absolutely loved it! So different, clever, funny, and charming.”

author of the Richard & Judy Book Club Pick Away w Hazel Prior

Funny, wise, moving, and full of lovely moments…The characters are endearing and unforgettable.”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940176587432
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 01/24/2023
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 200,103
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