Crying for the Moon

Mary Walsh's debut novel Crying for the Moon is a comedic, coming-of-age story, intertwined with a noir, murder mystery.

Mary Walsh

Raised on tough love in St. John's, Maureen is the second-youngest daughter of a bitter and angry mother and a beaten-down father who tells the best stories (but only when he's drunk). If life at home is difficult, then school is torture, with the nuns watching every move she makes. But Maureen wants a bigger life. She wants to go to sexy, exciting Montreal and be part of Expo 67, even if it means faking her way into the school choir.

Finally achieving her goal of reaching Montreal, Maureen escapes the vigilant eye of Sister Imobilis and sneaks away, and over the course of a few hours, one humiliating encounter with a young Leonard Cohen and a series of breathtakingly bad decisions change the course of her life forever. (From HarperCollins)

Author interviews

The comedian and actor on her debut novel, part murder mystery and part coming-of-age story. 12:37
 

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