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BOOKS BY EILEEN MERRIMAN

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Moonlight Sonata
Invisibly Breathing
Catch Me When You Fall
Pieces of You

Pieces of You

Publication Date: May 2017

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Wise, tough, heart-breaking, funny, this compulsive love story is about facing your demons. Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that’s when things really fall apart. I couldn’t tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me? Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall. ‘You’re funny, Becs,’ Cory said. ‘You have no idea,’ I said, and clearly he didn’t, but I was smiling anyway. And after that, he was all I could think about. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life together; but that’s before he shatters it all over again …

Available from bookstores around NZ and Australia, or order here: Pieces of You Book Depository

Read an extract here: Pieces of You extract

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Read my interview in The Herald here: Stories that heal the harm – NZ Herald

Listen to my Radio NZ interview here: Debut Novel from Eileen Merriman

Catch Me When You Fall

 

Publication Date: 2 January 2018

A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty, a love that transcends the fragile boundary between life and death, and the power of Schrödinger’s cat.

Seventeen-year-old Christchurch teenager Alex Byrd is a survivor, but is about to face what is to become the worst day of her life and the best. On the same day that she has a routine blood test that reveals her deadly leukaemia has returned, she also meets Jamie Orange.

Some people believe in love at first sight, and some don’t.

I believe in love in four days.

I believe in falling.

Both have big dreams but both have huge obstacles in the way: Alex’s only hope for a cure is to have a risky bone marrow transplant; Jamie meanwhile has bipolar disorder.

Promise me you won’t try to die,’ I said. ‘Ever.’

‘Promise me you won’t either,’ he countered.

‘It’s not really something I can control.’

Read an extract here: Catch Me When You Fall Extract

 

Invisibly Breathing

To be released: March 5, 2019.

A moving story about unconventional love, bullying and being true to yourself.

‘I wish I wasn’t the weirdest sixteen-year-old guy in the universe.’

Felix would love to have been a number. Numbers have superpowers and they’re safe – any problem they might throw up can be solved.

‘If I were a five, I’d be shaped like a pentagon … there’d be magic in my walls, safety in my angles.’

People are so much harder to cope with. At least that’s how it seems until Bailey Hunter arrives at school. Bailey has a stutter, but he can make friends and he’s good at judo. And Bailey seems to have noticed Felix:

‘Felix keeps to himself mostly, but there’s something about him that keeps drawing me in.’

Both boys find they’re living in a world where they can’t trust anyone, but might they be able to trust each other, with their secrets, their differences, themselves?

FORMATS & EDITIONS

  • Paperback

    9780143772859

    March 5, 2019

    Penguin

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    RRP $19.99
  • EBook

    9780143772866

    March 5, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

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Moonlight Sonata

To be released July 2, 2019

 

Moonlight Sonata

A bitter-sweet novel of forbidden love and family secrets.

‘No one must ever know.’

It’s the annual New Year family get-together. Molly is dreading having to spend time with her mother, but she is looking forward to her son spending time with his cousins and to catching up with her brothers . . . Joe in particular.

Under the summer sun, family tensions intensify, relationships become heightened and Molly and Joe will not be the only ones with secrets that must be kept hidden.

FORMATS & EDITIONS

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143773450

    July 2, 2019

    RHNZ Black Swan

    288 pages

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    RRP $38.00
  • EBook

    9780143773467

    July 2, 2019

    Random House New Zealand

    288 pages

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