That Green Eyed Girl

That Green Eyed Girl

Be transported to mid-century New York in this evocative and page-turning debut

Summary

'BOOK OF THE MONTH' WOMAN & HOME
'DAZZLING DEBUT' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'SUPERLATIVE' RED
'SO VIVIDLY EVOKED' CLARE CHAMBERS, AUTHOR OF SMALL PLEASURES
'I WAS GRIPPED FROM THE FIRST PAGE' SARA COX
'BROKE ME, PUT ME BACK TOGETHER. JUST BUY THIS. YOU WON'T REGRET IT' 5* READER REVIEW
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1955
In an apartment on the Lower East Side, school teachers Dovie and Gillian live as lodgers. Dancing behind closed curtains, mixing cocktails for two, they guard their private lives fiercely. Until someone guesses the truth . . .

1975
Twenty years later in the same apartment, Ava Winters is keeping her own secret. Her mother has become erratic, haunted by something Ava doesn't understand - until one sweltering July morning, she disappears.

Soon after her mother's departure, Ava receives a parcel. Addressed simply to 'Apartment 3B', it contains a photo of a woman with the word 'LIAR' scrawled across it.

Ava does not know what it means or who sent it.

But if she can find out then perhaps she'll discover the answers she is seeking - and meet the woman at the heart of it all . . .
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'Made me cry, took me to smoke-filled jazz bars, and made me want to dance. A brilliantly written, evocative and moving novel' ANNA MAZZOLA, AUTHOR OF THE CLOCKWORK GIRL

'Sad, rage-inducing and uplifting - a very emotional read' HARRIET TYCE, AUTHOR OF BLOOD ORANGE

'I will remember this book for a long time' LOUISE HARE, AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY CITY

'Not only assured, pacy and involving, but both heartbreaking and heartmending' HOPE ADAMS, AUTHOR OF DANGEROUS WOMEN

READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH THAT GREEN EYED GIRL

'The pacing is perfect, the voice is striking' 5* READER REVIEW

'So well written that you truly feel like you're there' 5* READER REVIEW

'The ending will floor you' 5* READER REVIEW

'I was blown away by this book! So evocative of the period' 5* READER REVIEW

'It would make a lovely film, with beautiful visuals and a killer jazz soundtrack' 5* READER REVIEW

'Pick it up if you wanted to be transported to mid-century NYC (and if you like a novel that makes you want to dance and weep in equal measure)' 5* READER REVIEW

'This is the kind of book that takes your heart in its hands' 5* READER REVIEW

Reviews

  • Loved this . . . I was gripped from the first page and eked out the last chapters as I didn't want to leave the smoky clubs of 1950's Manhattan. A stellar line-up of brave, complicated and bright women . . . prepare to lose yourself in a tale of love, loss and deceit
    Sara Cox, Radio 2 DJ and host of BBC 2’s Between the Covers

About the author

Julie Owen Moylan

Julie Owen Moylan was born in Cardiff and has worked in a variety of jobs, from trainee hairdresser and chip shop attendant at sixteen to business management consultant and college lecturer in her thirties.

She then returned to education to complete her Master's degree in Film before going on to complete a further Master's degree in Creative Writing.
Julie is an alumna of the Faber Academy's Writing a Novel course. She lives in Cardiff with her husband and two cats.

Julie can be found on Twitter: @JulieOwenMoylan
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