Lily Stokes grows up caught between a flamboyant Southern belle mother and a rebellious half sister. The mother has a loaded past and a wayward boyfriend. All of them have secret lovers.
An edgy look at small-town North Carolina during the 1970s, Sleeping with Patty Hearst explores love, loss and what it means to miss someone forever.
Named by Seattle blogger and author Robert Morrow as his top novel for 2012.
"I got completely swept up in Sleeping with Patty Hearst ... Moore is a natural storyteller with a great story to tell in this novel."
- Lee Smith, author of Dimestore, The Last Girls
and many other award-winning books.
"Sleeping with Patty Hearst is the finest work of literary fiction I have read in the last ten years--a great book by a writer who has the potential to be very influential on the American literary scene."
"Moore creates characters who are addicting to the reader." - Anne McCarthy, English Professor at NC Central
Reading an excerpt, courtesy of Barnhill's Books in Winston-Salem, NC.
"I see us at odd angles and in blurry multiples. Each of us saw more than the other two knew, but everything was a secret ... You and I lied to [our mother] routinely. "We don't have any homework." "These shoes fit fine." "No, we didn't hear the rain last night." Much of our lying wasn't significant or even necessary, but it seemed natural to us, almost a courtesy ..."
- Lily, main character in Sleeping with Patty Hearst