Finn McCarthy is half Irish, half English, and fully fantastic.
Raised in the pubs and educated at Oxford, he never did know which half to favor. His Irish half loves women and booze, while his English half is wicked smart and damned polite. And then there’s Regan, the one girl who never did succumb to his charms.
When a world at war beckons, Finn answers the call, but there are some casualties even a soldier can’t prepare for. To heal his wounds he must banish his demons, a journey that leads him to a sleepy fishing village where the mysteries of his celtic roots take hold. He begins to accept his past, only to discover that his greatest battle might take everything he’s got left.
War…Does things to a man. But Finn isn’t just any man.
Letters From The Ledge (2012)
Letters From The Ledge explores an interconnected humanity, deftly uncovering the hopes, dreams and fears that keep us each from falling, and ultimately, teach us how to fly. It won three awards in its first year of publication, and it is currently available in paperback, digitally through Kindle, Nook, and iBooks, and also in audio book format.
Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2012 for Young Adult Fiction
Honorable Mention at the 2012 New York Book Festival
Runner Up – 2012 Hollywood Book Festival
From the back cover:
Still reeling from the suicide of his best friend Tess, seventeen-year old Brendan struggles to overcome addiction and identity issues. Walking the ledge outside his Manhattan apartment has become its own sort of drug, as he stands night after night with his arms outstretched, ready to fly away.
Sarah can see him from her window, and begins journaling about a boy on a ledge. Paige and Nate, a young couple in another building, can see both teens from their fire escape.
None of them know the others are watching, but a strong desire for freedom resides in each of them, and as their lives begin to intertwine, that desire will be tested.
Three buildings. One city block. Three stories. One common thread.
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