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  • By: Nina LaCour
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Yerba Buena

By: Nina LaCour
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
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Summary

The debut adult novel by the best-selling and award-winning young adult author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey towards each other.

When Sara Foster runs away from home at 16, she leaves behind not only the losses that have shattered her world but the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings to her. 

Across the city, Emilie Dubois is in a holding pattern. In her seventh year and fifth major as an undergraduate, she yearns for the beauty and community her Creole grandparents cultivated but is unable to commit. On a whim, she takes a job arranging flowers at the glamorous restaurant Yerba Buena and embarks on an affair with the married owner.

When Sara catches sight of Emilie one morning at Yerba Buena, their connection is immediate. But the damage both women carry, and the choices they have made, will pull them apart again and again. 

At once exquisite and expansive, astonishing in its humanity and heart, Yerba Buena is a love story about two women finding their way in the world.

©2022 Nina LaCour (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"Yerba Buena is at turns decadent and spare, intimate and elusive, as balanced, fragrant, and masterfully crafted as a fine cocktail in the hands of someone mysterious and beautiful. This book is a precious thing." (Casey McQuiston, New York Times best-selling author of One Last Stop)

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A beautifully human story with painfully flawed characters each trying to survive their own darkness. The narration is good and makes it easy to get through.