My Sunshine Away (Hardback)M. O. Walsh (author)
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 29 mm
Try and restrain yourself from flying through the pages of this wonderful novel. Instead savour this lush Louisiana mystery that takes you back to what life tasted like when you were still somewhat naive to the ways of the world. Not just Southern but American in its vivid Baton Rouge colours and scents, treetops and grasses... The last page is as satisfying as the first. A mystery you cannot wait to solve. -- Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help
I am in awe, swept up in the quiet beauty of the prose and the wisdom and compassion of the narrator. I can't praise it enough. My Sunshine Away is realism at its finest, a page turner about love, obsession, and pain. Beautiful, memorable, remarkable - I really loved this book. -- Anne Rice, #1 bestselling author of 'Prince Lestat'
Insightful and enthralling, it maintains its suspense throughout * Daily Mail *
Melancholy and moving, this debut captures the challenges of adulthood and the sorrows of youth. * Sunday Express *
It's beautifully written and almost impossible to put down * Buzzfeed *
Both a tantalizing mystery and a tender coming-of-age story, My Sunshine Away is equally capable of making a reader cry and scream. Unputdownable * Oprah Magazine *
This compelling coming-of-ages story is skilfully told, and explores the failings of children and adults alike with compassion * Financial Times *
This is literature of the highest order. Although the book snaps with the tautness of a thriller, My Sunshine Away also asks essential questions, like how much responsibility we have to each other, and whether we can we ever fully reassemble the pieces of broken lives. We need more novelists with the guts and clarity of M.O. Walsh -- Matthew Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves
If you start this novel, you will not put it down. My Sunshine Away is a riveting, suspenseful, page-turning mystery. It is also a wise, insightful, and beautifully written novel. This is an extraordinary debut -- Jill McCorkle, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life
Walsh's word-perfect rendering of the doubts, insecurities, bravado, and idealism of teens deserves to be placed in the hands of readers of Tom Franklin, Hannah Pittard, and Jeffrey Eugenides... -- Booklist
My Sunshine Away is that rarest find, a page-turner you want to read slowly and a literary novel you can't look away from. At times funny, at times spine-tinglingly suspenseful, and at times wise... It's a book to read and reread. I'm already excited about M. O. Walsh's next book -- Tom Franklin, bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
M.O. Walsh has written one of the best books I've read in a long while. An outstanding examination of the way that the past and the weight of our memories shape us... My Sunshine Away feels utterly original. -- Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang
My Sunshine Away is so much more than a mystery; it's [a] love letter to youth and to possibility. This is an awe-inspiring debut, magic -- Hannah Pittard, author of Reunion andThe Fates Will Find Their Way
M. O. Walsh's My Sunshine Away reminds us that art can be wrenching and a delight, that pain - if examined through wit, intimacy, and wisdom - can be a salve. This novel is great. -- Darin Strauss, internationally bestselling author of Half a Life
Beautiful sentences, a mystery at the heart of the story, characters who consistently surprise...The opening grab[bed] me and the ending refuse[d] to let go. I finished reading the book both wiser and sadder than when I started. -- Steve Yarbrough, author of The Realm of Last Chances
Recalls the best of Pat Conroy... Celebrate, fiction lovers: the gods of Southern gothic storytelling have inducted a junior member * Kirkus Reviews *
Much more than a simple coming-of-age story...Rarely does a new author display the skill to develop a page-turner with such a literary tone. Readers of both popular and literary fiction will get their fixes from this novel. * Library Journal *
An extraordinary debut * Good Housekeeping *
Sure to be a breakout debut... This stunning and gracefully written debut is a total page-turner until the very end * Entertainment Weekly *
Walsh's Baton Rouge is a highly nuanced nowheresville that could match Anne Tyler's Baltimore. * The Guardian *
My Sunshine Away gleams * Vanity Fair *
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