When 10 year-old Elvis loses her mother, it seems accidental: the body is found washed up on a river bank after the woman has been sleep-swimming, a not infrequent occurrence for her. Elvis is not convinced, her sister starts sleepwalking too, and finally her father confesses a marital secret that surprises both girls. These characters deal with loss in very different ways but the author weaves their characters and actions together with incredible skill and beauty. Teaser: there is baking involved! — From Georgeann's Picks
People Magazine Book of the Week
A Best Book of the Year at Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, The Chicago Review of Books, Minnesota Public Radio, and more
An Indies Introduce and Indie Next Pick
Fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette and and Kevin Wilson's The Family Fang will delight in Annie Hartnett's debut, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother.