Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Fiction Coming Of Age

Jesus on the Dashboard

by (author) Lisa Murphy-Lamb

Publisher
Stonehouse Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
Coming of Age, Family Life, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780995064591
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $19.95

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Description

Teenage years can be complicated, even when you haven't been abandoned by your mother at age ten. It is the 1980s and teenage Gemma lives with her well-meaning father, Nathaniel, goes to 'art therapy' once a week and tries to come to terms with growing up motherless. She collects facts about her long lost mother, Angie (height, weight, eye-colour, mint lip-gloss) and develops a rare syndrome she calls PMMSM, People-Make-Me-Stupid-Mad. Then comes the strange, almost unthinkable news: Angie is back, attending church in a nearby town. She is ready to return to motherhood, and to prove it, she has adopted a Korean infant. Then an invitation: would Gemma like to stay with a family in Angie's community over the summer? Gemma, who has never had a friend in her life, suddenly finds herself living in a house full of God-fearing teenagers, and every Sunday, facing the prospect of maybe, just maybe, seeing a mother she is pretty sure she hates.

About the author

Lisa Murphy-Lamb was born in Kamloops, BC, and grew up in the shadow of the mountains in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout her studies, which included a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary and a master`s in inclusive education from McGill, Lisa has focused on ways to enlighten and educate learners of all types. From this basis, storytelling and ultimately writing were natural extensions. A lifelong and avid traveller, Lisa`s journeys across the globe have given her a rich palette from which to draw for her narratives. Lisa lives in Calgary with her husband and two-full time Dinosaur Hunters, Maxwell and Charlie.

Lisa Murphy-Lamb's profile page

Other titles by Lisa Murphy-Lamb

Related lists