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The Moon Sisters: a novel

The Moon Sisters: a novel


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This mesmerizing coming-of-age novel, with its sheen of near-magical realism, is a moving tale of family and the power of stories.
After their mother's probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps 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 lay her spirit properly to rest.
Already resentful of Olivia's foolish quest and her family's insistence upon her involvement, Jazz is further aggravated when they run into trouble along the way and Olivia latches to a worldly train-hopper who warns he shouldn't be trusted. As they near their destination, the tension builds between the two sisters, each hiding something significant about their mother from the other, until they are finally forced to face everything between them and decide what is really important.

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ISBN-13: 9780986369230
Publisher: Therese Walsh
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 721,471
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

THERESE WALSH is a cofounder of the blog WriterUnboxed.com. She lives in upstate New York, with her husband, two children, a cat, and a bouncy Jack Russell named Kismet. The Last Will of Moira Leahy is her first novel.

Table of Contents


Ground Zero: The End of the Beginning


Chapter 1: The Foolish Fire of Olivia Moon

Chapter 2: Blue and Chocolate

August 13, 1990

Chapter 3: Square Pegs

Chapter 4: Hope and Mirrors


August 2, 1991

Chapter 5: Boiled Poet

Chapter 6: On Fate, or Luck

March 22, 1993

Chapter 7: Good Daughter

Chapter 8: A Fortunate Thing


November 11, 1995

Chapter 9: A Fascination with Death

Chapter 10: Another Way to Look at Things

June 1, 1997

Chapter 11: A History of Oran

Chapter 12: Crossroads

February 1, 2000

Chapter 13: Outlanders

Chapter 14: The Edge of the Periphery

September 12, 2001

Chapter 15: The Long Memory of Old Dreams

Chapter 16: A Hollow Heart

September 22, 2006

Chapter 17: Scars


Chapter 18: Wishes

April 4, 2008

Chapter 19: The Plague

Chapter 20: Cranberry Glades

September 21, 2011

Chapter 21: Regrets

Chapter 22: Right Tree, Wrong Dream

May 30, 2012

Chapter 23: Mushroom Soup


Chapter 24: Hope Chest

Chapter 25: The Undying


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