My Sunshine Away

Written By M.O. Walsh
My Sunshine Away
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 02 July 2015
  • ISBN : 0241004071
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 29 reviews
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Read or download book entitled My Sunshine Away written by M.O. Walsh which was release on 02 July 2015, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: My Sunshine Away is an extraordinary debut novel from M. O. Walsh, a dazzling new literary voice. Welcome to Woodland Hills, Louisiana: a place of lush, sweltering summers, neighbourhood cookouts in every backyard and vats of chilled beer under the crepe myrtles. A terrible crime is just about to take place... One day Lindy Simpson cycles home from school and straight into a trap: someone is lying in wait for her, a wire strung between lampposts blocking the path. She is raped just yards from her front door. No one sees a thing and the perpetrator is not caught. Her fourteen year old neighbour has cherished a crush on Lindy, the ultimate girl next door, since they were kids. After her assault he becomes determined to solve the crime, investigating each suspect in the neighbourhood. But before this long, hot summer is out, it will become clear that the friendly community of Woodland Hills has much to hide. Behind every white picket fence in suburbia lies a tangled web of darkness. In his zeal to solve the mystery, the teenage detective stumbles across a sinister world he doesn't recognise, drawing ever closer to a terrifying denouement. My Sunshine Away is an extraordinary debut novel from a unique new literary voice. Childhood in small-town America is filled with dreamy, technicolour days of innocence, but beneath the homely comforts and familiarity, this world is rotten to its very core. For every fan of The Lovely Bones and The Virgin Suicides comes a new and haunting tale of disturbance in suburbia. "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 naïve 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 "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 "I can't praise it enough... I am swept up in the quiet beauty of the prose, and in the wisdom and compassion of the narrator. My Sunshine Away is not a thriller; it is a page turner and it's realism at its finest. It's about love, obsession, and pain. A beautiful, remarkable book. I hope M.O. Walsh writes many more." -Anne Rice, #1 bestselling author of Prince Lestat "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 and The 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 "How do you explain Louisiana humidity? The slow, dull saturation that seeps through layers of one's skin? ... My Sunshine Away is the literary equivalent. M.O. Walsh reveals how one crime spills through layers of a Baton Rouge community... Only in the final pages does one feel relief like the stirrings of autumn in the deep South." -Veronica Brooks-Sigler (bookseller at Octavia Books, Louisiana)

My Sunshine Away

My Sunshine Away
  • Author : M.O. Walsh
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-07-02
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0241004071
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Summary : My Sunshine Away is an extraordinary debut novel from M. O. Walsh, a dazzling new literary voice. Welcome to Woodland Hills, Louisiana: a place of lush, sweltering summers, neighbourhood cookouts in every backyard and vats of chilled beer under the crepe myrtles. A terrible crime is just about to take ...

My Sunshine Away

My Sunshine Away
  • Author : M. O. Walsh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0241004071
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Summary : THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A tantalizing mystery and a tender coming-of-age story...Unputdownable."—Oprah.com In the summer of 1989, a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom is rocked by a violent crime when fifteen-year-old Lindy ...

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  • Author : Jimmie Davis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 12
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Summary : Presents the text of the famous country music song accompanied by full-color illustrations. On board pages....

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  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Total pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0241004071
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Summary : A sweet, happy classic with a twist. Hum along with this little girl as she learns about the rising and setting of the bright, warm sun and all of the good things it does to brighten her day. This hardcover library bound book comes with CD and online music access....

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  • Author : Carolyn Albert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006*
  • Total pages : 60
  • ISBN : 0241004071
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Total pages : 120
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Summary : A solemn pact of secrecy between a husband and wife turned out to be 'seventy years a lie' for a once proud father, taking the sunshine out of his life, leaving his final days under a cloud of despair....

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2012-12-13
  • Total pages : 384
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Summary : In the sequel to From Dixieland to Frisco Bay, Rufus Franklin Stephenson tells us the story of a romance which has lasted for more than half a century. Walking with My Sunshine chronicles his marriage to Joyce, the love of his life. When Rufus and Joyce decided to marry at ...

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  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-12-29
  • Total pages : 238
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Summary : This story isn't meant to explain anything. It is here to offer a perspective. I am one of many and I pray that this story inspires someone else to share their story. No matter how complex or confused we may feel, when everything is brought into perspective you can see ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-11-25
  • Total pages : 150
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Summary : Story for Sunshine;My story started when my father passed away at an early age. Family members were telling stories about him and my grandfather that I had never heard. I was wishing I knew about the stories while my dad was still with us. Alivia or Sunshine was three ...

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Total pages : 116
  • ISBN : 0241004071
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2008-06-09
  • Total pages : 403
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Summary : Militant Ignorance and Saving the Planet Dont Mix! The news media rarely reports and seldom is heard from the voices of those directly affected by seemingly noble, but certainly misguided actions of activists, developers and others who invade their domain. A new book, Sunshine & The Shadows does just that in ...

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  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-08-15
  • Total pages : 240
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Summary : Sir Kenneth Calman’s extraordinary life story is based on a passionate love of learning – and it all began with him doing his homework by candlelight in a cupboard of his mum’s Glasgow council house. He went on to be at the forefront of three different medical revolutions – oncology, ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0241004071
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Summary : A New York Times bestseller The Haunting of Sunshine Girl,in active development for television by The Weinstein Company, a hit paranomal YA series based on the wildly popular YouTube channel about an "adorkable" teenager living in a haunted house. Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother ...

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  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0241004071
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Summary : Creative Ideas for Ministry with the Aged is a wise, timely and practical handbook that meets the urgent need for resources for ministry among the elderly. Written out of the author's own experience as a chaplain to a residential care community, it is suitable for ministers who visit the elderly; ...