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My sunshine away: a novel

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The debut novel everyone is talking about...

"The last page is as satisfying as the first." --Kathryn Stockett

"I really loved this book... I can't praise it enough."--Anne Rice

"It's a book to read and reread, one that will only get better with time."--Tom Franklin

It was the summer everything changed....

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson--free spirit, track star, and belle of the block--experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.

In My Sunshine Away , M.O. Walsh brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime, unraveling families, and consuming adolescent love. Acutely wise and deeply honest, it is an astonishing and page-turning debut about the meaning of family, the power of memory, and our ability to forgive.

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Full title my sunshine away
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Last Update 2018-05-26 14:50:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 14:53:20PM

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Baton Rouge (La.) -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Domestic fiction, Dysfunctional families -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Families -- Louisiana -- Fiction, Fiction, First loves -- Fiction, Large type books
title_display My sunshine away : a novel
title_full My Sunshine Away, My sunshine away / M. O. Walsh, My sunshine away : a novel / M. O. Walsh, My sunshine away [sound recording] : a novel / M. O. Walsh, My sunshine away [text (large print)] / by M. O. Walsh
title_short My sunshine away :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Dysfunctional families, Families, Fiction, First loves, Large type books, Literature, Mystery