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The Scent Keeper

(2019)
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"Woven through [Emmeline's] life's journey is a multi-layered story of fragrance and its evocative power, as strong and tenacious as this sensuous novel's plucky heroine." - Shelf Awareness

Erica Bauermeister, the national best-selling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age audiobook about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives.

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won't explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world - a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination.

Lyrical and immersive, The Scent Keeper explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Some very special books have the power to change the reader--The Scent Keeper is one of those. This is a book to be devoured, no, to be inhaled, and held deeply." - Dave Boling

"Bauermeister deftly weaves plot and language into a luminous discovery of love--for another person, for a place, and ultimately for oneself." - Carol Cassella

"Lyrical...Transformative...Richly rewards all your senses. I was mesmerized." - Jamie Ford

"Bauermeister's heroine Emmeline might also be kin to Jane Eyre. Heartbreaking, thrilling, and wonderfully instructive, this sensual novel is pure pleasure reading." - Adrianne Harun

"One of the most enchanting, unique books I've ever read." - Anna Quinn

"A fascinating, totally original and captivating tale about how the love that separates us is also the love that keeps us together." - M J Rose

"For lovers of Chocolat, The Scent Keeper evokes emotion and magic through the senses." - Jennie Shortridge


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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
ISBN: 1-250-20013-X / 978-1-250-20013-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
ISBN: 1-250-62262-X / 978-1-250-62262-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
ISBN: 1-250-22347-4 / 978-1-250-22347-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Scent Keeper: A Novel
Author(s): Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU