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Shortlisted for the best First Book Award of the Africa Region Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the South Africa Times Fiction Prize.
Isla Morley grew up in South Africa during apartheid. By the mid-90s she was one of the youngest magazine editors in South Africa but moved to the States where she now lives with her husband and daughter.
A wonderful first novel, beautifully written and completely engrossing... I look forward to her next book. * New Books * Come Sunday grips your heart from the first page and doesn't let go. Isla Morley takes us on an unforgettable journey from the hills of Hawaii to the plains of South Africa, daring us to join her as she crosses racial and cultural divides. A heart-wrenching tale of unthinkable loss and hard-won healing, this is a novel to savor, like the lingering notes of a fine wine. * Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants * Morley convincingly depicts a grief-stricken woman without resorting to cliches . . . the storytelling, line by line, is rather beautiful. * Publishers Weekly * Morley brings a pathos palpable in its authenticity and a maturity arresting in its conviction. [Her] poignant, read-in-onesitting tale of loss and renewal will haunt readers. * Booklist *