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Bookclub with Bambi - My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh

Bambi is one of the bookiest people ever known to Ocean Springs. She is our go to for book recommendations and she hasn't let us down yet! We are so lucky that this smart and insightful lady has agreed to host the bookclub at the Greenhouse!  

This month we will be discussing My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when 15-year-old Lindy Simpson - free spirit, track star, and belle of the block - experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.

In My Sunshine Away, M.O. Walsh brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime, unraveling families, and consuming adolescent love. Acutely wise and deeply honest, it is an astonishing and pause-register debut about the meaning of family, the power of memory, and our ability to forgive.

Earlier Event: May 12
Porter Pedal
Later Event: May 12
Drums Together Drum Circle