The Sum of These Things

This summer Claire has learned a few things already. Like falling for a girl is easy. Now comes the hard part, though: learning to trust. Then there’s the question of what to do with her life. Claire’s new job offers a potential future, but will her pushy mother like it? Now, the biggest lesson Claire must learn is to not let anything get in the way of her happiness. Especially herself. More

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About Emily O'Beirne

Thirteen-year-old Emily woke up one morning with a sudden itch to write her first novel. All day, she sat through her classes, feverishly scribbling away (her rare silence probably a cherished respite for her teachers). And by the time the last bell rang, she had penned fifteen handwritten pages of angsty drivel, replete with blood-red sunsets, moody saxophone music playing somewhere far off in the night, and abandoned whiskey bottles rolling across tables. Needless to say, that singular literary accomplishment is buried in a box somewhere, ready for her later amusement.

From Melbourne, Australia, Emily was recently granted her PhD. She works part-time in academia, where she hates marking papers but loves working with her students. She also loves where she lives but travels as much as possible and tends to harbour crushes on cities more than on people.

About the Series: A Story of Now
The "A Story of Now series" explores the blossoming of a relationship in that turbulent period between high school and adulthood. Brittle, sassy university student Claire Pearson knows she needs a life, but she’s still reeling from a tough year and a bad break up. Now, over a hot Australian summer, she must negotiate the challenges of deciding what she wants to do with the rest of her life, keeping her pushy parents happy, and making some new friends. And then there’s that whole falling for Mia thing.

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