Don’t miss this reading with Moira Forsyth, who’ll be reading from and talking about her fifth novel, A Message from the Other Side. It’s a book about love and marriage, but beyond this it explores the damage we can do to each other even in the most ordinary of families. Moira’s writing has been been widely acclaimed, and we can’t wait to welcome her to the bookshop – we do hope you can join us!
About the book
When Catherine moves several hundred miles away from her sister, Helen says, ‘Phone calls aren’t enough’, but they make it easier to edit the truth. Helen can dismiss Gilbert and his enchanted Factory as ‘weird’ when she’s never met him, and Catherine thinks Helen foolish for loving the unreliable and dangerous Joe. Neither sees the perils concealed in what they have not told each other, or guesses at the sinister connection between their separate lives.
About the author
Moira Forsyth is the author of four previous novels and many short stories and poems published in anthologies and magazines. Her writing has received critical acclaim from Candia McWilliam and Jane Rogers, and across the national press. She worked for many years in education, including teaching in a Young Offenders’ Institution in the north of England, then latterly in the highlands as the strategic lead for government initiatives to assist young people to move on successfully from school. Originally from Aberdeen, she lives in the highlands of Scotland.