Goodnight June: A Novel
By Sarah Jio
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 5/27/2014
My Rating: 4 Stars
The New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter imagines the inspiration for Goodnight MoonGoodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history.
In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the “great green room” might have come to be.June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness.
Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.