Can’t Wait Wednesday – ALL THE BAD APPLES by Moira Fowley-Doyle


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is ALL THE BAD APPLES by Moira Fowley-Doyle.  I love to read books that feature topics that are very timely, and the fact that this topic is also controversial leads me to believe this is going to be a powerful story.  I’ve not read anything by this author before either so I’m looking forward to giving her book a try.


ALL THE BAD APPLES by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Publication Date:  August 27, 2019



From Netgalley

Unflinching and gorgeously written, this feminist novel is important, timely, and a compulsive read. From the highly acclaimed author of the beloved The Accident Season comes an epic breakout novel examining the very topical and controversial issue of women’s sexual and reproductive rights, which has never been higher on the public’s radar. 

When Deena’s wild older sister Mandy goes missing, presumed dead, Deena refuses to believe it’s true. Especially when letters start arriving–letters from Mandy–which proclaim that their family’s blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions but a curse, handed down to women from generation to generation. Mandy’s gone to find the root of the curse before it’s too late for Deena. But is the curse even real? And is Mandy still alive? Deena’s desperate, cross-country search for her beloved sister–guided only by the notes that mysteriously appear at each destination, leading her to former Magdalene laundry sites and more–is a love letter to women and a heartbreaking cathartic journey.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

26 replies
  1. RO
    RO says:

    I really like this cover, and the story sounds really interesting and thought provoking too. Hugs, RO

  2. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    It had me at feminist novel. I can’t get enough of books like this one, they’re so much more than just another novel, it’s an experience. I hadn’t heard of this one before but will definitely be keeping an eye out and hope you can grab a copy soon to review. Brilliant choice!

  3. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    The cover is amazing! And after reading the summary, I guess I have to have it. Holy moly … Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Best wishes

  4. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I have really enjoyed Fowley-Doyle’s previous books, and have grown to rely on her to deliver an atmospheric read filled with some good surprises. I hope we both like this one.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad to hear you’ve enjoyed her earlier books. I haven’t read anything by her yet but have always been curious.

  5. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Oh dear… I see heartbreaking and cathartic at the end there and I am pretty sure I would bawl my eyes out… But if it doesn’t have a happy ending it’s not for me!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

    Hope you really enjoy this one!

  6. Aimee (Aimee, Always)
    Aimee (Aimee, Always) says:

    I’ve only read one book by this author, and it was definitely an oddly unique read. I’m seriously hoping that this one will be the same. Of course, I’m in it for the hopefully great issue-tackling as well. Lovely pick!

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