Tilda's Promise

Tilda's Promise : A Novel

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Amidst all the characters in this moving novel of loss, love, and renewal, the two who grieve hardest have the most to discover. Tilda Carr has lost the love of her life her husband, Harold after forty years of marriage, while her granddaughter and namesake, Tilly, has lost her grandfather and best friend. Together they will embark on a journey of discovery in this intergenerational story of friends, family, and lovers and learn that there is always hope for new beginnings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 1631524771
  • 9781631524776

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2019 New York City Big Book Award-Winner in Contemporary Novel

2019 Reader Views Literary Awards-Honorable Mention in General Fiction/Novel

2019 National Indie Excellence Awards-Finalist in Contemporary Novel/b>

"A heartwarming novel that respects grief and honors the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild."

-Kirkus Reviews

"Jean P. Moore is a fine storyteller. She writes about the push and pull between the generations, and about loss and renewal, with great insight and a generous heart."

-Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man

"Tilda's Promise reminds us that just when we give up, life intrudes; and just as we lose hope, we can find it again-if we take a chance. In this heartfelt novel, Tilda does just that, showing us all the power of family and love."

-Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most

"An unusual parallel coming-of-age story, as grandmother and granddaughter each grapple with loss. Moore writes with a sharp eye for emotional detail and voice, establishing her complex characters as familiar and dear as your next-door neighbor."

-Ellen Meeropol, author of Kinship of Clover

"An intriguing and intimate account of a woman as she navigates the many challenges after the sudden death of her beloved husband. This authentic read sweeps you along as Tilda rediscovers life's passion and purpose with some surprising help from her troubled granddaughter."

-Christine Crosby, editorial director, GRAND Magazine

"Moore writes adeptly, inserting touching humor in difficult situations. It is a tender story, delving into lifelong relationships with spouses, friends, children, and how they change over time . . . would make a great book-club read, as the discussion questions provided could lead groups to delve into matters usually kept private."

-San Francisco Book Review

"VERDICT Readers who can relate to loss and family trials will enjoy Tilda's emotional journey."

-Library Journal

"Tilda Carr and her granddaughter Tilly are doing their best after the passing of Tilda's husband, coming together to grieve the man they both loved. Through their grief and sorrow, these two strong women will find their way to healing and remembrance in order to find true happiness and even a new beginning."

-Parade Magazine
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About Jean P. Moore

Jean P. Moore was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Miami, Florida. Her novel Water on the Moon, published in June 2014, won the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award for contemporary fiction. Her work has appeared in journals and newspapers such as upstreet, SN Review, The Timberline Review, Angels Flight Literary West, Fiction Southeast, Distillery, Skirt, Slow Trains, the Hartford Courant, Greenwich Time, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. A memoir piece, "Finding Charles," appears in Persimmon Tree. Several of her poems are found in Women's Voices of the 21st Century (2014). Her chapbook, Time's Tyranny, was published in the fall of 2017. She, her husband, and their black Lab, Sly, divide their time between Greenwich, Connecticut and the Berkshires in Massachusetts.
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Rating details

52 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 29% (15)
4 33% (17)
3 35% (18)
2 4% (2)
1 0% (0)
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