Come Sunday


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$23.00  $21.39
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

ISLA MORLEY grew up in South Africa during apartheid. During the country's State of Emergency, she graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth with a degree in English literature. By 1994 she was one of the youngest magazine editors in South Africa, but she left career, country, and kin when she married an American and moved to the United States. For more than a decade she pursued a career in nonprofit work, focusing on the needs of women and children. Now in the Los Angeles area, she shares a home with her husband, their daughter, two cats, a dog, and a tortoise.


"A heart-wrenching tale of unthinkable loss and hard-won healing. This is a novel to savor." --Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

"An arresting, heart-wrenching novel...a phenomenal debut." --The San Diego Union-Tribune

"A compelling tale of survival, reinvention, and hope, in the end, Come Sunday is less about the death of a young child as about personal redemption and resurrection.... Vivid and poignant." --The Boston Globe

"An intense and ambitious first novel, and an exquisitely detailed exploration of the mother-daughter bond." --Los Angeles Magazine

"A debut full of heartbreak and promise...Through her portraits, Morley shows us flawed flesh-and-blood characters we come to care about." --Christianity Today

"Morley brings a pathos palpable in its authenticity and a maturity arresting in its conviction. Firmly establishing her in the pantheon of such insightful authors as Chris Bohjalian, Sue Miller, and Anita Shreve, Morley's poignant, read-in-one-sitting tale of loss and renewal will haunt readers." --Booklist