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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I really loved this book…I can’t praise it enough.”

    Anne Rice, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Servant of the Bones

  • “[A] wrenching and wondrous coming-of-age tale. Walsh’s debut novel is a mystery, a Louisiana mash note, and a deeply compassionate, clear-eyed take on the addled teen-boy mind.”

    People

  • “Both a tantalizing mystery and a tender coming-of-age story, My Sunshine Away is equally capable of making a reader cry…and scream….And yet, you’re never exhausted trying to piece together clues to solve the crime. The power of the book lies in its spot-on characters….Unputdownable.”

    Oprah.com

  • “Excellent…Walsh has an innate knack for plot and suspense, but the real pleasure here is his prose. This stunning and gracefully written debut novel is a total page-turner until the very end.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “[A] rich, unexpected, exceptional book…A gripping read that’s more than a thriller, more than a traditional Southern tale, My Sunshine Away is a brilliant meditation on the unpredictability and the lifelong effects of childhood events and relationships.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Kirby Heyborne voices the narrator with an eerie calm and a slow, methodical pace, both suited to the novel’s languid Louisiana setting…Heyborne’s performance is capable; his dialogue is well defined and his portrayal of individual characters is believable.”

    AudioFile

  • An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read”
  • A February 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Debut authors
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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