Miranda Sherry

Author of Black Dog Summer
& Bone Meal for Roses

The Books

Bone Meal for Roses

This is a lush, lyrical novel about a young girl’s struggle to come to terms with her past. It’s a coming-of-age tale with an edge, and a love story with a serving of strange…

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Black Dog Summer

In this extraordinary debut novel, a mother watches from the afterlife as her teenage daughter recovers amidst the startling dysfunction of her extended family...

- Kirkus Reviews
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"...vibrates with tension.... A hauntingly beautiful tale from a writer to watch."
- The Good Book Guide (UK)
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"Poetic and thought provoking, this accomplished debut is an intensely moving tale."
- It's A Book Thing.com
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"Miranda Sherry has a divine gift in delivering a story so imaginative, and astonishingly powerful, you’ll hardly believe it’s her first..."
- Cape Times (South Africa)
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"Black Dog Summer is tightly woven and richly rewarding."
- The Times (South Africa)
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"An engaging tale of second chances, reconcilliation, and allies in unlikely places."
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About

"I grew up in Johannesburg in a house filled with books."

Miranda Sherry was seven when she began writing stories. A few decades, numerous strange jobs (including puppeteer, bartender and musician), and many manuscripts later, Black Dog Summer was published by Head of Zeus in 2014.
 
Miranda’s second novel, Bone Meal for Roses (also Head of Zeus), was released in September 2016.
 
Her first work, Days Like Glass, was shortlisted for the EU Literary Award in South Africa in 2005.
 
Miranda currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two weird cats, and is working on her next book.