A New York Times Bestseller


An Amazon Featured Debut


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An Indie Next Pick


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BOOKLIST Top 10 Debut 


AMAZON Top Debut  


KIRKUS Best Book


NPR Top 100 Book
"Unputdownable."
Oprah.com

"Celebrate, fiction lovers:  The gods of Southern Gothic storytelling have inducted a junior member." Kirkus (starred review).

WINNER OF 2016 PAT CONROY BOOK AWARD
"Suspenseful, compassionate, and absorbing."
Booklist (starred review)

Also available in following translations and territories:  Dutch Rights from Ambo Anthos (Netherlands), Hebrew from Armchair (Israel), Italian from Garzanti  (Italy), Portugese from Intrinseca (Brazil), French from Michel Lafon  (France), Serbian from Laguna (Serbia), Hungarian from Alexandra Kiado (Hungary), Korean from Invictus Media (South Korea), Turkish from Indigo Kitap (Turkey), Bulgarian from Millenium Publishers (Bulgaria), Spanish from Tusquets Editores (Spain)

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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.

         
READ CHAPTER 1 HERE