Barefoot Girls by Tara McTiernan
Approx. 169,880 words.
Published on February 11, 2012.
When her hometown newspaper reviews Hannah O’Brien’s newly released novel, the nature of her book is called into question when the reviewer suggests it is a memoir depicting her neglectful alcoholic mother – Keeley O’Brien Cohen, the most beloved of the Barefoot Girls - a little too accurately for fiction, citing rumors rather than sources. Mother and daughter estranged, Hannah's life unravels.