Rachael Herron received her MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College, and is the author of Pack Up the Moon and the Cypress Hollow romance novels, as well as a memoir. She is an accomplished knitter, and writes the popular website RachaelHerron.com. Rachael lives in Oakland with her wife, Lala, and their menagerie of cats and dogs.
From the acclaimed author of Pack Up the Moon comes a poignant and beautiful novel about love, grief, and the unbreakable bonds of familyparticularly those between mothers, daughters, and sisters.
Ten years ago, Nora Glass started writing essays about being a young widow with 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, and have come to see Nora as a domestic goddess who remains unflappable in the face of any challenge.
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.
Now 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.
Praise for Pack Up the Moon
“Herron is an inexhaustible champion of the healing power of love.”—Sophie Littlefield, National Bestselling Author
“Filled with fiercely honest emotion, a celebration of the power of love to heal even the most broken of hearts.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
“Herron writes beautifully about the love between a parent and child...A wonderful...read about love, loss, forgiveness and family.”—The Gazette
“A heartbreaking story of loss and family that achieves an optimistic feel in the end....The language [is] poetic and moving at many points.”—RT Book Reviews