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The Edge of Lost
Kristina McMorris
Kensington (2015)
Rating:
★★★★☆
Tags:
Historical, Mystery, Adult
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From
New York Times
bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes an ambitious and heartrending story of immigrants, deception, and second chances.

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl’s whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search’s outcome.

Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.

Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell—and believe—in order to survive.

“Will grab your heart on page one and won’t let go until the end—and if you’re like me, not even then. I absolutely love this book, and so will you.”
— Sara Gruen, #1
New York Times
bestselling author of *Water for Elephants
*

“Compelling, resonant and deeply moving,
The Edge of Lost
is an absorbing tale of deceit and self-deception, survival and second chances, the ties that bind and the lure of the unknown.”
— Christina Baker Kline, #1
New York Times
bestselling author of *Orphan Train
*


In The Edge of Lost
Kristina McMorris takes us on a thrilling ride . . . I found myself thoroughly immersed in her richly evocative settings, just as I was captivated by the pure humanity of her characters. A wonderful read!”
— David Gillham,
New York Times
bestselling author of *City of Women
*

“A beautifully told story about a young man’s journey through adversity and loss with an exhilarating ending that I couldn’t put down and stayed up well past my bedtime to finish.”
— Charles Belfoure,
New York Times
bestselling author of *The Paris Architect
*

“With prose as lyrical as the music woven through its narrative, and boasting impeccably observed historical details,
The Edge of Lost
is a thoroughly mesmerizing novel. I adore everything that Kristina McMorris writes and this book is no exception.”
— Jennifer Robson, international bestselling author of *Somewhere in France
*


The Edge of Lost
takes readers on an enthralling journey . . . right up to a tense, edge-of-your-seat ending that left me breathless. An absorbing, addictive read.”
— Beatriz Williams,
New York Times
bestselling author of *The Secret Life of Violet Grant
*

Praise for the novels of Kristina McMorris
The Pieces We Keep
“Kristina McMorris’s novel moves masterfully between past and present and locks us straight in the heart with a love story, a story between a mother and son, and a story of healing.
The Pieces We Keep
gripped me from the first page and didn’t let go.”
—Alyson Richman, bestselling author of
The Lost Wife
 
“Readers will have a hard time putting this absorbing book down.”
—RT Book Reviews
 
“Kristina McMorris has written an utterly absorbing novel, which takes us from present-day Oregon to World War II London, and touches on profound themes. This is a beautifully woven story, at once gripping and uplifting.”
—Margaret Leroy, author of
The Soldier’s Wife
 
“An expertly woven and richly satisfying work of historical fiction that will touch any reader who has experienced love, loss, tragedy, or the impact of family secrets.”
—The Boston Globe
 
“From the past to the present,
The Pieces We Keep
is a compelling tale with memorable characters, written in McMorris’ elegant and captivating prose. I didn’t want this novel to end.”
—Erika Robuck, bestselling author of
Call Me Zelda
 
“Combined with true-to-life stories of German saboteurs on American soil from World War II … it is a story that is guaranteed to captivate and enthrall readers to the very end.”
—Times Record News
 
“The past collides with the present in this sensitive and multilayered story where the discovery of long-held family secrets leads to healing. The contemporary twist will be a treat for fans of World War II historical fiction.”
—Beth Hoffman,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
 
Please turn the page for more outstanding praise!
 
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
“McMorris’s second novel gracefully blossoms through swift prose and rich characters…. This gripping story about two ‘brothers’ in arms and a young woman caught in between them hits all the right chords.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“A sweeping yet intimate novel that will please both romantics and lovers of American history.”

Kirkus Reviews
 
“An unputdownable love story … [McMorris’s] attention to detail is meticulous, the East meets West clash between cultures—revelatory.”
—Lesley Kagen,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Whistling in the Dark
 
“A wonderfully poignant tale, it’s at times terribly dramatic and others beautifully gentle.”
—RT Book Reviews
 
“Impeccably researched and beautifully written,
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
is a story of loss, triumph, and awakening—and of forgiving those who have injured us the most. I highly recommend this book!”
—Karen White,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Time Between
 
“Rich in historical detail, peopled with well-developed characters, and spiced with tension and drama,
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
is a novel to savor, and then to share with a friend.”
—The Historical Novel Reviews
 
“Fascinating and moving … an absolute pleasure to read.”
—Whitney Otto, author of
How to Make an American Quilt
 
“A beautiful, timeless love story, rich in detail and emotion, Kristina McMorris’ words reach right off the page and grab at your heart. An altogether comforting and satisfying read.”
—Sarah Jio,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Violets of March
 
“Readers of World War II fiction will devour Kristina McMorris’s
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
, a poignant, authentic story of Japanese and American lovers crossed not only by the stars but by the vagaries of war and their own country’s prejudices.”
—Jenna Blum
 
Letters from Home
“This sweeping debut novel is ambitious and compelling…. will appeal to historical fiction fans hungry for a romance of the ‘Greatest Generation.’ ”

Publishers Weekly
 
“The tale is emotionally moving and the end is heartwarming. This is a tough book to put down!”

RT Book Reviews
 

Letters from Home
is an absorbing debut, combining the emotional power of
The Notebook
with the stirring history and drama of
Saving Private Ryan.
An evocative and compelling storyteller, Kristina McMorris gives us a novel to savor and remember.”
—Ben Sherwood,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
 
“McMorris gives readers a poignant and resonant ‘Greatest Generation’ story of love and loss during wartime.”

Booklist
 
“McMorris writes of the people and the period with a great deal of insight and compassion. Through the three heroines she captures a cross-section of the myriad experiences and coping mechanisms of the women left behind with their hopes and dreams and fears.”

The Historical Novel Reviews
 
“This poignant novel digs deep into the emotional and physical effects of war and is well written and well researched…. highlight [s] the harsh realities of both war and human nature.”

New York Journal of Books
 
“A tender and heartfelt glimpse of a time long past. While wholly original, it’s filled with characters as beloved as your own grandparents. Propelled by the epic sweep of world war, yet warmed by intimate human moments, this story will linger in the reader’s memory long after the last page is turned.”
—Susan Wiggs
Books by Kristina McMorris
Letters from Home
 
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
 
The Pieces We Keep
 
The Edge of Lost
 
 
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