Alison Walsh - HachetteIreland

Alison Walsh



Alison Walsh has worked in publishing and literary journalism for a number of years. She wrote a popular and humorous column on family life for the Irish Independent for some years, and this was followed by a memoir on motherhood, In My Mother's Shoes, which became a number-one Irish bestseller in 2010. She is a regular contributor to the Sunday Independent books pages.
Alison lives in Dublin with her husband and three children.
Follow her on Twitter at @authoralison or visit her website at www.alisonwalsh.net

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Hachette Books Ireland

The Start of Summer

Alison Walsh
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Alison Walsh

'Walsh writes with a warmth and humour about the disparate lives of four new mothers over one summer in Dublin. This is a touching, enjoyable tale of friendship in all of its complexities.' Anne GriffinA long, hot summer has just begun. Three new mothers gather in the park, in the shade of the trees, forming a tight circle. They keep each other close, sharing gossip, parenting wisdom and deep secrets. Gracie appears to have adapted to motherhood with ease, but secretly she wonders if the cost - to her job and her relationship - is too high. Free-spirited Lina is a single parent by choice, but finds that her decisions have consequences, for her daughter and for herself? And shy Jane is facing the battle of her life, against the man who should be her rock, and with the echoes of a painful decision she made years before.When a lonely new mum asks to join them, the circle opens to let her in. But Elise's arrival provokes mixed emotions amongst the other mothers, as each is forced to confront her true self and the fact that life will never be the same again.

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The Weekend Dad

Alison Walsh
Authors:
Alison Walsh

As children, Emmett and Daisy were inseparable. Until Daisy announced that she'd seen her mum kissing Emmett's dad. They haven't seen each other since, but Emmett often thinks about her -- where she is, what she's doing, and if she ever thinks about him.Now almost thirty, Emmett has just begun a fresh chapter in London so he can spend weekends with his seven-year-old daughter, whose existence he only recently discovered. Things are off to a bumpy start -- he's not quite sure he's the father Misty expected -- but they're finding their way.And then, one day, in a dusty local bookshop, he sees her -- Daisy -- and the spark that never died brightens. But it's not long before the situation becomes very complex indeed and Emmett is torn between telling the truth and risking a blossoming new relationship -- or two...The Weekend Dad is a heartwarming story of friendship, parenthood, love and what it is to be good enough.

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The House on Seaview Road

Alison Walsh
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Alison Walsh
Hachette Books Ireland

All That I Leave Behind

Alison Walsh
Authors:
Alison Walsh

It hadn't been Rosie's idea - a 'quaint' wedding at her childhood home in the Irish countryside. Nevertheless she finds herself back in Monasterard after a decade away, with her American fiancé on her arm and a smile fixed to her face.As expected, the welcome from her siblings isn't exactly warm. Mary-Pat, the one who practically raised Rosie, is avoiding her. June is preoccupied with maintaining the illusion of her perfect family. And Pius, who still counts the years since their mother left, is hiding from the world. Each of them is struggling with the weight of things unsaid.In the end, it's their father who, on the day of Rosie's wedding, exposes what has remained hidden for so long. And as the O'Connor siblings piece together the secrets at the heart of their family, they begin to forgive the woman who abandoned them all those years ago.