SPLINTERS OF LIGHT by Rachael Herron
On sale March 3, 2015
From the acclaimed author of Pack Up the Moon comes a poignant and beautiful novel about love, loss, and the unbreakable bonds of family—particularly those between mothers, daughters, and sisters.
Ten years ago, Nora Glass started writing essays about being a single mother of a six-year-old daughter. Her weekly column made her a household name, and over the years, her fans have watched Ellie grow from a toddler to a teenager.
But now Nora is facing a problem that can’t be overcome. Diagnosed with a devastating disease that will eventually take away who she is, she is scared for herself, but even more frightened about what this will mean for her sixteen-year-old daughter.
Nora has no choice but to let go of her hard-won image as a competent, self-assured woman, and turn to the one person who has always relied on her: her twin sister, Mariana. Nora and Mariana couldn’t be more different from one another, and they’ve always had a complicated relationship. But now the two sisters will have to summon the strength to help them all get through a future none of them could have ever imagined, while uncovering the joy and beauty that was always underneath.
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Praise for Rachael Herron’s work:
“A celebration of the power of love to heal even the most broken of hearts.”
“A superlative architect of story, Herron never steers away from wrenching events, and yet even moments of deepest despair are laced with threads of hope.”
“Herron’s beautifully rendered novel boldly shows us people at their lowest and then makes us fall in love with them.”
“The novel is remarkable in its poignancy and style….Herron writes beautifully about the love between a parent and child…Pack Up the Moon is a wonderful weekend read about love, loss, forgiveness and family that leaves readers feeling grateful for their dear ones–and reaching for the tissues.”
“A touching, emotional story based around really realistic characters who people can completely relate to….It’s beautiful and haunting and it’s perfect.”
“An emotional rollercoaster….If you are in need of a heartfelt, highly emotional story, then look no further!”
“It’s almost impossible to put down; Herron weaves such a poignant story, you find yourself caught up in the characters’ lives and are just simply drawn to their hopes, dreams, sorrows, and secrets…I can’t recommend it highly enough.”