Therese Walsh’s beautiful coming-of-age novel about two sisters on a journey to forgive their troubled mother, THE MOON SISTERS
With a sheen of almost magical realism, the author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy returns with a story about the love of a family, and especially between sisters
- Imprint: Crown Publishers
- On sale: March 4, 2014
- Price: $25.00
- Pages: 336
- ISBN: 978030746160
Advance Praise for The Moon Sisters
“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 . . . Walsh explores how the [Moon] sisters’ experience of the outside world transforms their views of each other and themselves, in a book packed with invention and rich characterizations.” —Publishers Weekly
“The Moon Sisters is a magical journey of grief, hope and the power of family bonds. It is a novel for the senses, a harmony of sounds, sights, scents and tastes, the likes of which you have never experienced before. You won’t want to miss this one.”—Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of Lost Lake
“Therese Walsh leavens magic realism with humor, balances enchantment and pragmatic truth, and stirs them into a poignant family story.”—Randy Susan Meyers, international bestselling author of The Murderer’s Daughters
“Emotionally taut and intricately woven, The Moon Sisters takes us on a dreamlike journey that is at once literal and literary . . . A tale of true sisterhood.”—Brunonia Barry, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places
When Therese Walsh began writing The Moon Sisters: A Novel (Crown Publishers; March 4, 2014), she was fascinated with telling the story of a young woman’s curious quest to carry out her deceased mother’s unfulfilled dream. She didn’t intend to write a book that drew deeply from the premature death of her own father, or her and her younger sisters’ struggles to carry on after the gravest of life-altering events. Five years in the making, The Moon Sisters became as much an intricate portrait of grief, sisterhood, and the power of family as a captivating exploration of our ability to grapple with the elusiveness of hope, to tell stories, and to make meaning.
In The Moon Sisters, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives after their mother’s probable suicide. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, tries to focus on her 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 lay her spirit properly to rest. As Jazz and Olivia make their way toward their destination, their journey towards acceptance of their mother’s death becomes as important as their journey to understand themselves and each other.
With a sheen of magical realism akin to The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and Like Water for Chocolate, The Moon Sisters is a truly mesmerizing coming-of-age novel.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: THERESE WALSH is the author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy and the cofounder of Writer Unboxed. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children.