Matter of Chance


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$16.95  $15.59
She Writes Press (Ips)
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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Maloney is a former dancer/choreographer and artistic director of her own modern dance company. She is a poet whose work has been published in many literary journals. Her book of poems, Private Landscape, was published in 2007. As founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of women writers, she has been leading workshops and writing retreats in the US, Greece, and France since 2003. A Matter of Chance is her debut novel. She lives outside of New York City in Morris County, NJ.


2019 Eric Hoffer Award Winner in General Fiction 2019 Foreword Indies Finalist in Adult Fiction--Thriller & Suspense "Maloney highlights the risks a mother will take to save her child, and the will and determination to never give up hope, in an intriguing literary-thriller/women's-fiction crossover that will appeal to readers looking for a sophisticated puzzle." --Booklist "In this effortlessly readable novel, Julie Maloney beautifully and sensitively captures the heartache and longing of a mother whose quest to find her daughter forces her to face the ghosts of her own past." --Christina Baker Kline, author of the New York Times best-selling Orphan Train "Julie Maloney's A Matter of Chance captures the desperate heartache of a mother's unthinkable loss in haunting, beautiful prose. Maloney's vividly etched characters immediately drew me into this suspenseful, emotionally stirring novel. A Matter of Chance is not to be missed." --Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Silence and Not A Sound "How do we hold on to the things we've lost? In Maloney's incandescent novel, an eight-year-old girl vanishes, leading to a heart-wrenching exploration about what it means to look after your own, the mystery of how and why we leave, and what is taken from us when we do. Beautifully written and impossible to forget." --Caroline Leavitt, New York Times best-selling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World "Julie Maloney's debut novel is a remarkable, riveting journey. What lengths will a mother go to when her child vanishes? Clear your schedule for this book, because you will not be able to stop reading." --Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times best-selling author of Lost and Found "In A Matter of Chance, author Maloney offers a journey through grief and betrayal by reconnecting to life through the expression of art. This gorgeous book explores and evokes desperate love, continued hope, and, finally, a way through to a surprising conclusion. You won't want to stop reading this compelling novel until you turn the very last page." --Ann Garvin, USA Today best-selling author of I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around