The Moon Sisters: A Novel

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Crown/Archetype, Mar 4, 2014 - Fiction - 336 pages
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 from the other, until they are finally forced to face everything between them and decide what is really important.

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User Review  - yvonne.sevignykaiser - LibraryThing

Read this book for 52 Weeks 52 Books 2014.10. Read on my kindle with whisper sync. After the death of their mother, Olivia and Jazz set out to make the trip their mother could not bring herself to ... Read full review

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User Review  - blodeuedd - LibraryThing

There was a bittersweet sadness to this book. It's about loss, death and moving to the stages of grief. In one way or another. Oliva is 18, Jazz 22. Their mother just killed herself. Their father ... Read full review

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THERESE WALSH is the author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy and the cofounder of Writer Unboxed. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children.

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