Keane, Mary Beth.
In this haunting novel, two Irish American police families live as neighbours in a small town on the outskirts of New York City. The neighbouring boy and girl fall in love, which does not sit well with either set of parents and they are ordered to stay apart. One night, after meeting in the moonlight between their houses, the teens are found out, setting in motion a series of tragic events that will keep the two families entwined for many years to come. This book is about the rare occurrence of finding true love at a young age and having it last forever. The two lovers, Kate and Peter, have many obstacles that they have to deal with, such as mental illness and alcoholism. Through the story’s telling, the reader sees the effects on the person suffering, as well as the effects on their loved ones. Ultimately this story is about the power of love, and the unbreakable bond of family.
Jennifer (Staff) (Clemens Mill Library)