EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE (A True Story) by Daniel Nayeri, read by Daniel Nayeri

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Daniel Nayeri intrigues listeners from start to finish with his powerful autobiographical novel for children, a finalist for both the Audie Award and the National Book Award. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Nayeri’s patchwork of compelling stories woven from Persian history and myth, and stories from his own childhood. Listeners go back and forth in time, hearing of his early childhood in Iran, their escape, his time as a refugee in Italy, and starting over with his mother and sister in Oklahoma. Nayeri’s story was made to be listened to. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Listening Library.

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