My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh [Winner]
Named A Book of the Year by NPR, The Dallas Morning News, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist.
WHAT BOOKSELLERS ARE SAYING...
"This debut author spins a tale that will grab you from the first page and keep you turning pages until the last." ~ Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC
Instant New York Times Bestseller / An Entertainment Weekly "Must List" Pick / "I really loved this book... I can't praise it enough." ~Anne Rice
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.