My Sunshine Away
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
Named A Book of the Year by NPR, The Dallas Morning News, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist
Instant New York Times Bestseller
An Entertainment Weekly 'Must List' Pick
“I really loved this book... I can't praise it enough.”—Anne Rice
It was the summer everything changed.…
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.