A coming-of-age novel about two sisters on a journey to forgive their troubled mother, with a sheen of almost-magical realism that overlays a story about the love of a family, and especially between sisters…
by Therese Walsh
Coming March 4th, 2014
Mature Coming of Age
Therese Walsh’s poignant and mesmerizing novel is a moving tale of family, love, and the power of stories. After their mother’s probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz are figuring out how to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia, who can see sounds, taste words, and smell sights, is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother’s unfinished novel to say her final goodbyes and lay their mother’s spirit to rest.
Though they see things very differently, Jazz is forced by her sense of duty to help Olivia reach her goal. Bitter and frustrated by the attention heaped on her sunny sister whose world is so unique, Jazz is even more upset when they run into trouble along the way and Olivia latches to a worldly train-hopper. Though Hobbs warns Olivia that he’s a thief who shouldn’t be trusted, he agrees to help with their journey. As they near their destination, the tension builds between the two sisters, each hiding something from the other, and they will finally be forced to face everything between them and decide what is really important.
Here are some reactions after advanced reading copies have been sent out
“Both heartbreaking and hopeful, the Moon sisters’ journey is no quixotic quest, and readers will find themselves completely immersed in their transformative search. This magical, moving tale is not to be missed.”
–Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
“Luminous…a book packed with invention and rich characterizations.” –Publishers Weekly
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Therese Walsh’s debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was published in 2009 by Shaye Areheart books (Random House). Her second novel, The Moon Sisters, will be published by Crown (Penguin Random House) in March 2014.
Therese is the co-founder of Writer Unboxed, a blog for writers about the craft and business of fiction. Before turning to novels, she was a researcher and writer for Prevention magazine, and then a freelance writer. She’s had hundreds of articles on nutrition and fitness published in consumer magazines and online.
She has a master’s degree in psychology.
Aside from writing, Therese’s favorite things include music, art, crab legs, Whose Line is it Anyway?, dark chocolate, photography, unique movies and novels, people watching, strong Irish tea, and spending time with her husband, two kids and their bouncy Jack Russell.
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by THERESE WALSH on FEBRUARY 15, 2014
An announcement from Crown (Random House):
We’re sending a copy of Therese Walsh’s debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, to the first 150 people who preorder their copy of Therese Walsh’s new novel, The Moon Sisters, and send us their proof of purchase before March 4th. To receive your copy of The Last Will of Moira Leahy, be one of the first 150 preorder customers to send your address and proof of purchase to CrownReadingGroups(at)randomhouse.com. Offer is limited to residents of the United States, age 18 or over. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Crown is not responsible for lost or misrouted submissions, interrupted or unavailable network or server connections, or other computer or technical failures.
I hope that you take advantage of this generous offer. Because the only thing better than one new book, is two new books.