Matthew Gurewitsch

To the well-honed investigative skills on display in her acclaimed biography of the Dionysian Robert Mapplethorpe, Patricia Morrisroe now adds the art of intuitive invention. Her first novel gives us the intractable genius of Ludwig (or as his Francophile...

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Spanning 50 years and various dazzling European cities, Morrisroe’s fiction debut combines historical fact and speculation into this story of the woman who inspired Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Julie is a complex, thoughtfully written protagonist, surrounded by a...

Lara Prescott

An intoxicating novel about love, art, and life. Just as Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” moves one from tears to hope, so does Patricia Morrisroe’s story of the woman who inspired the sonata. Read...

The Irish Times

A must-read for fellow insomniacs.  Morrisroe approaches the topic with the zeal of a researcher – always armed with her fabulous wit. Read More...

Barbara Quick

Brava to Patricia Morrisroe for creating such a lively and meticulously researched page-turner.   Her touching debut novel is a tribute to the courage and sacrifice demanded both by art and what is commonly called true love. Read...

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