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Sold on a Monday

(2018)
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From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.

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The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.

At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"McMorris shines in this poignant and compulsively readable novel about how one reporter's seemingly small mistake in judgment leads to utter catastrophe for children caught in the jaws of the Great Depression. Based upon a haunting historical photograph, and told with finesse and compassion, this story will linger long after the pages have all been turned." - Stephanie Dray

"Kristina McMorris does what few writers can-transport me right into the middle of the story." - Sara Gruen

"In Sold on a Monday, Kristina McMorris has written a vivid and original story, set against the harsh landscape of the Great Depression. McMorris brilliantly chronicles the way in which a moment's fateful choice can result in a lifetime of harrowing consequences. A masterpiece which poignantly echoes universal themes of loss and redemption, Sold on a Monday is both heartfelt and heartbreaking." - Pam Jenoff

"With her signature style, Kristina McMorris once again plucks a devastating heartstring. Readers are transported through time and place to the desperate days of the American Great Depression. A real-life photograph stands as evidence to the heart of this novel: truth revealed, forgiveness found, and a story never to be forgotten." - Sarah McCoy


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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Sold on a Monday (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Kristina McMorris
ISBN: 1-4328-5356-2 / 978-1-4328-5356-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sold on a Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Kristina McMorris
ISBN: 1-4926-6399-9 / 978-1-4926-6399-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sold on a Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Kristina McMorris
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sold on a Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Kristina McMorris
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sold on a Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Kristina McMorris
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sold on a Monday: A Novel
Author(s): Kristina McMorris
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU