Thomas Reed Delivers a Profound, Globe-Trotting Journey of Grief and Family in POCKETFUL OF POSEYS

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MANHATTAN, N.Y. - s4story -- From Thomas Reed, the author of Seeking Hyde, a finalist in the 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award for Historical Fiction, comes a darkly comedic and reflective adventure that tests the strength of family ties amidst grief and the reveal of long-kept secrets.

Now available anywhere books are sold, Pocketful of Poseys asks the question, "When your dying mother has one last request, how can you say no?" Grace Tingley and Brian Posey are forty-something twins whose lives have gone in very different directions. When their mother Cinny is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Grace and Brian are there for her last days, where they learn Cinny has plans for them after she's gone. They're to sprinkle her ashes, mixed with their father's, at a series of exotic locations around the globe—some remote, some challengingly public, all known and loved by the Poseys.

By turns hilarious, profound, jarring, and poignant, Pocketful of Poseys bounds dizzily across the United States to New Zealand, Thailand, Italy and more, as the last of Cinny Posey's secrets are revealed and her survivors confront the strength of the ties that bind them all together—for worse and for better.

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Pocketful of Poseys draws on Reed's experience growing up in an academic family; his education at Yale, the University of Virginia, and Oxford; years spent living in Rome and Christchurch, N.Z.; travels around the world with his wife and children, and courageous decisions made by his mother-in-law as she faced her death.

"Simultaneously heartwrenching and comical, Thomas Reed's novel Pocketful of Poseys follows a family from the death of their matriarch to their journey to scatter her ashes. . .Subtle and meaningful."—Foreword Reviews

Pocketful of Poseys

Thomas Reed - September 2023

ISBN: 978-0825310263

Paperback: $17.95 || Ebook: $9.99


Beaufort Books is an independent publisher based in New York City. Beaufort publishes a mix of non-fiction and fiction titles. Since 2007, Beaufort has published four New York Times bestsellers.

Emma St John

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