As America debates its most famous kidnapping case of the 1970s, a divided family in North Carolina copes with its own missing person. Lily Stokes searches for her half sister with help from her mother's boyfriend, a freewheeling man who likes Lily a little too much. While keeping secrets at home and then escaping into an odd marriage, Lily takes an imaginative look at her mother's notorious past and her sister's surprising future. Sleeping with Patty Hearst is a gripping coming-of-age story with edge and heart.

"I got completely swept up in Sleeping with Patty Hearst ... Mary Lambeth Moore is a natural storyteller with a great story to tell in this novel." - Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, The Last Girls , and many other award-winning novels and stories.

“Compelling, authentic and darkly humorous, Mary Lambeth Moore's debut novel tackles uncomfortable subjects with grace and resolve. Thanks to Moore's remarkable eye for detail and dimension, you can hear the china plates clink and smell the cigarette smoke linger in the Stokes family's antique store/home as the tensions continually rise. Her sympathetic yet flawed characters stumble in their search for love and understanding, squarely hitting lessons in forgiveness along the way." - Alice Osborn, author of Unfinished Project .

"In a small Southern town on the cusp of change in the early '70s, two sisters discover that the pains of first love and the bonds of family are not always easy to escape. Poignant, funny, achingly true: the debut of a memorable new voice to tell us how we were then—and always will be." - Linda Hanley Finigan, author of Love and War ( Cobalt House – January 2011)

ISBN: 978-159404-035-1
Format: Trade paperback, 314 pages
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Retail Price: $ 15.95
Category: Literature/Fiction
Distributor: Partners West


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