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    • ISBN:9781444011142
    • Publication date:05 Jun 2014

The Apple Tart of Hope

By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

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The second sensational novel from Irish author, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, THE APPLE TART OF HOPE is a contemporary love story about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope.

Oscar Dunleavy, who used to make the world's most perfect apple tarts, is missing, presumed dead. No-one seems too surprised, except for Meg, his best friend, and his little brother Stevie. Surrounded by grief and confusion, Meg and Stevie are determined to find out what happened to Oscar, and together they learn about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope.

The second sensational novel from Irish author, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, following her debut, BACK TO BLACKBRICK, perfect for fans of Annabel Pitcher and Siobhan Dowd.

Biographical Notes

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald was born in New York in 1965 but grew up in Co.Dublin. She is a professor and associate vice president at the University of Limerick in Ireland, specialising in psychology and effective pedagogy in higher education, and has published several non-fiction books on teaching, learning and academic writing. She runs regular writers' retreats for academics and students in Ireland and internationally.

Follow her on Twitter @SMooreFitz

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  • ISBN: 9781444006926
  • Publication date: 05 Jun 2014
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
This novel is gentle and mild but it has hidden powers, too. — Martin Chilton, THE TELEGRAPH
This suspenseful story is vivid with characters — THE SUNDAY TIMES
A big-hearted novel about love, loyalty and friendship from a rising star — The Bookseller, The Bookseller
...a wonderful book that will leave you with a giant smile on your face, and a longing for the taste homemade apple tart. — THE BOOK BAG
I was so absorbed in the moving storyline that I read it in one sitting — Book Babblers
A beautiful book about being different, about good and bad friendships, and how salvation can come from an unlikely place. — Scribbles Book Reviews
I felt this story had real depth, and dealt honestly and compassionately with strong emotions and serious decisions. — The Little Reader Library
Both adults and children alike would thoroughly enjoy — Chrissi Reads
A poignant, unusual contemporary novel — Imogen Russell Williams, Metro
A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship. — Louise O'Neill, Irish Times
A layered, morally complex and captivating read — Joseph O'Connor, Irish Times
A little piece of pure, irresistible magic — Eve Seymore, Cheltenham Standard
A beautiful story about friendship and hope that will make you laugh and cry — WRD About Books
A delicious and gently philospophical book which explores the issues of bullying, loss, friendship and love with insight and humour — The Best New Children's Books 2015

Fully developed secondary characters ... add richness and depth to this lyrically written tale, which explores themes
of manipulation, self-discovery, hope, and love ...This touching novel is one to savor

— Book List
Readers will delight in watching Meg and Oscar transition from friendship to love while they become enraged at Paloma's bullying behavior. In addition to the romance, there is also plenty of intrigue and mystery to engage readers not typically drawn to love stories. — School Library Journal
A poignant, unusual contemporary novel — Imogen Russell Williams, Metro
There are few books that can capture the teenage soul with such optimism and still remain true to the experience at its core but this is definitely one for the list. — SN Rasul, FQMAGAZINE.CO.UK
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