What is Eclipsed?

Sixteen-year-old Charlie asks his grandmother, Esther, this very question when he finds her unfinished manuscript by the same name and dozens of notebooks in his parents’ basement. Esther hesitantly shares her troubled past with Charlie, in the form of manuscript excerpts, journal entries, and the spoken word—all taken from the author’s lived experience.

Esther’s tale about life with an undiagnosed mood disorder helps like-minded Charlie navigate his way through high school and social interactions as he confronts his own inner turmoil. Charlie’s and Esther’s storylines weave in and out as grandmother and grandson bond and discover that, together, they can heal their emotional wounds.

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