Pack Up The Moon

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Penguin Books Limited, Jun 4, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Combining Marian Keyes' ability to mix darkness and light, and adding a unique twist of her own, Anna McPartlin shot to the top of the Irish bestseller chart with her first book, Pack Up The Moon. The award-nominated novel invites you to think about a heartbreaking question: how do you survive the death of your partner.
When her boyfriend John dies in a dreadful accident, his girlfriend Emma is plunged into despair.
Emma loved John more than life itself and now she has lost everything that matters. Or so she thinks. For Emma has good friends who rally around. But the memory of that night returns to haunt each of them and they struggle to pick up the pieces.
Emma knows that if she is ever to laugh at life again, or find the love she once had, or build a future, she will have to let go of the man she thought she couldn't live without. But how can do you let go and trust your heart?
'Refreshingly honest, laugh-out-loud funny and heartfelt' Cathy Kelly
'Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat. If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out' Chicklitreviews.com
'This witty, clever, emotional rollercoaster of a read has us sobbing and in stitches in equal measures' Stellar
'Captures the pain of loss and longing ... but her background in stand-up comedy spills onto every page, making this touching novel so funny' Irish Independent
Anna McPartlin believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet often deeply funny. Her titles include Apart from The Crowd, So What If I'm Broken, The Truth Will Out, The Space Between Us and her latest, the Richard and Judy Book Club title, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.

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User Review  - Kace - LibraryThing

I'll get my only gripe out of the way before I rave about the story. It's a personal one probably, and doesn't really reflect on the ability of the author, which is amazing.I did not understand how Em ... Read full review

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User Review  - chutzpanit - LibraryThing

Pack Up the Moon is a book that I found online while browsing at Borders.com. The first time I picked it up, during camp this summer, I kind of read a few pages and then set it down. Around ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Anna McPartlin grew up in Kerry and Dublin. She lives in Wicklow with her husband, a musician. Before becoming a full-time writer she worked in insurance - and as a stand-up comic. As well as writing fiction, she also writes TV scripts. Anna believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet often deeply funny. Her titles include Apart from The Crowd, So What If I'm Broken, The Truth Will Out, The Space Between Us and her latest, the Richard and Judy Book Club title, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.

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