Sold on a Monday: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Mcmorris, Kristina
Subject:  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: August 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*

From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE

The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.

At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

Review Quote*"Kristina McMorris does what few writers can-transport me right into the middle of the story." - Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Review Quote*"In Sold on a Monday, Kristina McMorris has written a vivid and original story, set against the harsh landscape of the Great Depression. McMorris brilliantly chronicles the way in which a moment's fateful choice can result in a lifetime of harrowing consequences. A masterpiece that poignantly echoes universal themes of loss and redemption, Sold on a Monday is both heartfelt and heartbreaking." - Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale
Review Quote*"Kristina McMorris evokes such a strong sense of place in her writing that to open her books feels less like reading and more like traveling." - BookPage
Review Quote*"With her signature style, Kristina McMorris once again plucks a devastating heartstring. Readers are transported through time and place to the desperate days of the American Great Depression. A real-life photograph stands as evidence to the heart of this novel: truth revealed, forgiveness found, and a story never to be forgotten." - Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables and The Baker's Daughter
Review Quote*"McMorris shines in this poignant and compulsively readable novel about how one reporter's seemingly small mistake in judgment leads to utter catastrophe for children caught in the jaws of the Great Depression. Based upon a haunting historical photograph, and told with finesse and compassion, this story will linger long after the pages have all been turned." - Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton
Review Quote*"The sale of two young children leads to devastating consequences in this historical tearjerker from McMorris... Set against the hardscrabble backdrop of the Great Depression, McMorris's altruistic and sometimes damaged characters have moral compasses that realistically waver. A tender love story enriches a complex plot, giving readers a story with grit, substance, and rich historical detail." - Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*"Despite the sensitivity of the subject of missing children, McMorris' latest is touching and never maudlin. This book may appeal to fans of Lisa Wingate's Before We Were Yours (2017)." - Booklist
Review Quote*"[A] finely told, emotionally satisfying gem of a novel." - Historical Novel Society
Review Quote*"Kristina McMorris does what few writers can-transport me right into the middle of the story." - Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author "In Sold on a Monday, Kristina McMorris has written a vivid and original story, set against the harsh landscape of the Great Depression. McMorris brilliantly chronicles the way in which a moment's fateful choice can result in a lifetime of harrowing consequences. A masterpiece which poignantly echoes universal themes of loss and redemption, Sold on a Monday is both heartfelt and heartbreaking." - Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale "Kristina McMorris evokes such a strong sense of place in her writing that to open her books feels less like reading and more like traveling." - BookPage "With her signature style, Kristina McMorris once again plucks a devastating heartstring. Readers are transported through time and place to the desperate days of the American Great Depression. A real-life photograph stands as evidence to the heart of this novel: truth revealed, forgiveness found, and a story never to be forgotten." - Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables and The Baker's Daughter