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.
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.
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 .
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)
Format: Trade paperback, 314 pages
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Distributor: Partners West