Kristina McMorris

SOLD ON A MONDAY is a NYT Bestseller!

Congrats to Kristina McMorris, who’s wonderful book, Sold on a Monday, is now a New York Times Bestseller!

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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.

A|U Monthly Muse - September 2018

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September 2018: Titles on the Horizon

Sweater weather is almost here, and we're excited to curl up next to the wood stove with a new book! Check out these four exciting recent or forthcoming titles! 

SOLD ON A MONDAY Available Today!

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Happy Pub Day, Kristina McMorris!

We're so excited this wonderful novel is now officially out in the world! Inspired by a heartbreaking newspaper photo, Sold on a Monday follows a Depression-era reporter who snaps a photograph of two children being sold on a farmhouse porch, leading to his big break - and consequences more devastating than he ever imagined.

The photo first appeared in The Vidette-Messenger in 1948 and, in a brief caption, claimed to exhibit the desperation of a family in Chicago. As a mom herself, Kristina wondered what could have possibly pushed a parent to that point. Possible answers to that question soon became the foundation of Sold on a Monday.

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