Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Written by:
Glendy Vanderah
Narrated by:
Lauren Ezzo

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2019
9 hours 59 minutes
An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist.

In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again.

After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.

The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay—just until she learns more about Ursa’s past.

Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren’t Jo and Gabe checking the missing children’s website anymore?

Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.
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Annetta K.

Absolutely wonderful story! Lots of unexpected twists and turns. I didn't want it to end.

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Really enjoyed the story. Heart wrenching journey!

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Whitney Holder

Great story! This was a book club choice, and I think we'll have lots to talk about.

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Amy C.

A beautifully written book. A bit predictable... but I liked it.

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Meera D.

I love the narration and the story. It’s beautiful. It took me to another world and I hate that it ended

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Jade H.

The story was wonderful and suspenseful. The narrator was average but the story made up for it.

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Overall, I liked this book, but the story was pretty predictable, and I figured out the plot line before it was revealed. For fans of ET!

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