GIRLS IN THE MOON is out now on HarperTeen
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With lush, lyrical prose and nuanced storytelling, Girls in the Moon is a gorgeous coming-of-age story that sings of sisterhood, secrets, and the ties that both bind and bond us. —Jessi Kirby, author of Things We Know By Heart
Sophisticated, dreamy, and gorgeously written, GIRLS IN THE MOON is like spending a summer night reminiscing with old friends. —Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl From Everywhere
Everyone in Phoebe Ferris’s life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother, Meg, ex–rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story—the post-fame calm that Phoebe’s always known. Her sister, Luna, indie-rock darling of Brooklyn, preaches a stormy truth of her own making, selectively ignoring the facts she doesn’t like. And her father, Kieran, the cofounder of Meg’s beloved band, hasn’t said anything at all since he stopped calling three years ago.
But Phoebe, a budding poet in search of an identity to call her own, is tired of half-truths and vague explanations. When she visits Luna in New York, she’s determined to find out how she fits in to this family of storytellers, and to maybe even continue her own tale—the one with the musician boy she’s been secretly writing for months. Told in alternating chapters, Phoebe’s first adventure flows as the story of Meg and Kieran’s romance ebbs, leaving behind only a time-worn, precious pearl of truth about her family’s past—and leaving Phoebe to take a leap into her own unknown future.
In her luminous prose, Janet McNally renders the moments—quiet and loud, in the spotlight and in the dark—that shape us and wound us and make us undeniably human. --Nina LaCour, award-winning author of Hold Still
Girls in the Moon is a beautiful, heartfelt novel about following your own path and finding your voice. Janet McNally's stunning debut is a lush, lyrical paean to mothers, daughters, sisters, and the music that weaves them together. —Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
Laced through with drumbeats and heartbeats, GIRLS IN THE MOON is pure indie rock and even purer poetry. A luminous story of love, art, yearning, and connection. —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King
A powerful story of secrets, sisters, mothers and daughters—of a family fractured and pieced back together across time, with love, pain, passion, and music. GIRLS IN THE MOON will stay with you like a song you can’t get out of your mind. —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be