About

Molly Moynahan has been writing and teaching for more then twenty years. She is a published novelist, an award winning playwright and scriptwriter, a columnist and blogger. She teaches writing and literacy in both high school and college and currently lives in Chicago. Moynahan is the author of three novels, Parting is All We Know of Heaven, Living in Arcadia and Stone Garden. Stone Garden published in 2003 was chosen a Notable Book by the New York Times, a best teen read by the Library Association and was a BOOKSENSE 76 choice. Moynahan has been a recipient of fellowships from the Djerassi Foundation, The Helena Wurlizer Foundation and she will be  panelist for the 2011 national NCTE convention in Chicago. She has finished a memoir and is currently working on a novel called The Tug Boat Captain's Daughter.       

“Moynahan’s...novel is about grief. It is also fun to read. Everyone should have a friend like [the narrator] Alice.” (Full Review) - New York Times Book Review

“Alice McGuire...is just as smart and funny as Holden Caulfield...[Her] voice is newly wise and altogether heartbreaking....Remarkable.” - Trenton Times

“Moynahan’s gift to her reader is this fully realized character; I found myself missing Alice’s voice.” - Chicago Tribune

“Moynahan’s smooth, playful prose is engaging.” - Publishers Weekly

“Well-told...moving...Moynahan has crafted an excellent story.” - Dallas Morning Star-Telegram