Flowers in the Snow

Flowers in the Snow : A Novel of Family and Frost

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The family has not been all together for months, needing the time to process what happened on that last weekend of the summer. Some are taking time to mourn. Others are seeking renewal in their relationships. Others still are stepping gingerly into the future. But, as the elderly matriarch of the brood, Gloria knows that distances can multiply quickly. So she invites everyone to share Christmas with her at the lake house, even suggesting that this might be her last Christmas. The others comply, though not without reservations, and when tensions rise, the wisdom of this holiday gathering is called into question. But there is a surprise awaiting all, one that might change the meaning of family for all involved. Continuing the dramatic and touching story begun in The Last Weekend of the Summer, Peter Murphy presents a story steeped in holiday spirit while telling a story ever more universal. PRAISE FOR THE The Last Weekend of the Summer: "Thought provoking, sometimes humorous, sometimes agitating, this is a true slice of life being part of a family of flawed humans." --Tome Tender "Will tug on your heart strings." --CMash Reads "The Last Weekend of the Summer is a powerful and compelling story written from the heart. It is a must read that will make you ponder your own family dynamic, stir your soul, and resonate with you for a very long time." --Jersey Girl Book Reviews
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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 132 x 208 x 20mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • 161188294X
  • 9781611882940

About Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy was born in Killarney where he spent his first three years before his family had to move to Dublin. Growing up in the verdant braes of Templeogue, Peter was schooled by the De La Salle brothers in Churchtown where he played rugby for "The Wine and Gold." He also played football (soccer) in secret! After that, he graduated and studied the Humanities in Grogan's under the guidance of Scot's corner and the bar staff, Paddy, Tommy and Sean. Murphy financed his education by working summers on the buildings sites of London. He also tramped the roads of Europe playing music and living without a care in the world. But his move to Canada changed all of that. He only came over for a while and ended up living there for more than thirty years. He took a day job and played music in the bars at night until the demands of family life intervened. Having raised his children and packed them off to university, Murphy answered the long-ignored internal voice and began to write. He has published five novels so far and has begun work on a new one. Nowadays, he lives in beautiful Lisbon with his wife Eduarda and their well-read dog, Baxter.
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