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Yvonne Cassidy



Yvonne Cassidy was born in Dublin in 1974. She studied English and Economics in University College Dublin. She has worked in the field of marketing communications and fundraising in London, Dublin and New York.

She enjoys teaching creative writing and teaches extensively in New York, where she has developed writing programmes for homeless and other marginalized writers. She lives in Manhattan with her wife, Danielle.

www.yvonnecassidy.com @YvonneCassidyNY

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Hachette Books Ireland

I'm Right Here

Yvonne Cassidy
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Yvonne Cassidy

Though they have never met, Cassie is coming to think of E.L. as her truest friend. Lately it feels as though Cassie's life has been slowly collapsing around her - her beloved grandfather has died, her father has just moved out of the family home, and her mother is drinking more than she used to. But when she talks to E.L., she feels less alone.However, Cassie isn't entirely sure that E.L. is real. A slave girl living in 1840s South Carolina, E.L. visits Cassie first in her dreams, then begins to speak to her while she's awake. Are their conversations a sign that Cassie has inherited her grandfather's gift of communicating with the dead, or is Cassie slowly losing her mind?As the young women become closer across the miles and years that separate them, they find solace in each other and, as Cassie learns of the horrors of E.L.'s reality, she resolves to help her escape. But is E.L.'s future already written? And could Cassie's obsession damage her own life beyond repair?Powerful, moving and unforgettable, I'm Right Here is a beautifully-told story of friendship, love and courageous hope.

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How Many Letters Are In Goodbye?

Yvonne Cassidy
Authors:
Yvonne Cassidy

It's been almost eleven years since Rhea Farrell last wrote to her mother.It was a Friday night ritual - until Rhea's father decided it was stupid to write letters to a dead person. That was the summer before the accident. The summer before Rhea began to keep her first secret.Now about to turn eighteen, far from home and alone on the streets of New York, Rhea finds herself the holder of many more secrets. So, just like she used to do as a little girl, she begins a letter with the words 'Dear Mum' and tells her mother the things she can't tell anyone else. But is it enough, to confide in someone who can never answer? Or is it the only way she knows how to say goodbye?

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What Might Have Been Me

Yvonne Cassidy
Authors:
Yvonne Cassidy

Carla Matthews travelled to New York as a student for a summer but when the time came to head home to Ireland, she decided to stay behind. She had fallen in love with musician boyfriend Eddie, with the city itself, with the idea that here she could become someone new, someone she couldn't be in Dublin anymore.Eleven years later, Carla feels stuck. She never did return to university and has almost forgotten her dream of being a writer. As she begins to wonder if this is how it will always be, she receives a phone call from home that changes everything. Now Carla must return to Dublin, to her mother and sister, to a city and a life she hardly recognises anymore. Faced with some difficult choices, Carla begins to discover what it truly means to come home to herself.What Might Have Been Me is a compelling story of love and belonging, and of how, in the midst of devastating loss, a family finds a way to piece itself back together.

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The Other Boy

Yvonne Cassidy
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Yvonne Cassidy