Stone Garden by Molly Moynahan
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A smart young woman making her way through the privileged terrain of northeastern prep-school land, Alice McGuire is certain of her world and her future -- until the summer her best friend and soul mate, Matthew Swan, vanishes on a trip to Mexico. Stunned, Alice and the rest of the close-knit town that adored Matthew search for answers. For Alice, the journey of heartbreak leads from everything that is familiar to forbidden places and forgotten people who will teach her about kindness and forgiveness: lessons that will open her to new possibilities and unexpected hope.

Vividly wrought, deeply resonant, and told in a remarkable voice that sparkles with wit and wisdom, Stone Garden is a splendid triumph from an accomplished new writer.


About Molly Moynahan

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Molly Moynahan is a high school English teacher and has taught creative writing at various colleges. She lives in Chicago.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 306 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Alice chooses as her senior project to teach writing to inmates at Rahway Prison she ends up instructing the very man who killed Sigrid’s babysitter.

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Frank and the other inmates adore Alice, and they spill their guts in perceptive prose, teaching Alice, Sigrid and their Millstone classmates about the redemptive power of forgiveness.

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"…Matthew Swan had held my face in his hands and told me that he loved me with every part of himself, that he had loved me from the moment he saw me trip over my shoe laces, and while it had taken a while for us to grow up and get it right, we would get it so right that never in the history of lo...

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