Sutherland’s first novel [When We Were Good] keeps the story fresh. A bit like Weetzie Bat with the wings ripped off.
Globe and Mail, for When We Were Good
A quick, light read that confronts universal issues tweens face in their lives. Jo is an honest, likeable girl trying to find her way through uncharted territory…
CM Magazine, for Something Wiki
“A mix of Gilmore Girls and Empire Records, Under the Dusty Moon is beautifully empowering for the reader as Vic finds herself through fandom, classic rock, and her complicated relationship with her famous mother.”
author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks
“I loved this story of daughters and mothers, fame and its aftermath, and a cringe-inducingly realistic romance. Suzanne Sutherland expertly weaves together Vic’s complicated emotions as she deals with her mother’s shifting stardom, a changing friendship, and her first relationship.”
author of Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys)
“Readers will cringe at Vic’s failures and cheer for her triumphs.”
Sex, drugs (a couple marijuana cigarettes, a little rum and coke), and rock and roll all rolled up in an appealing package.
“Minor dilemmas cause major angst for the 16-year-old daughter of a grunge-era rocker … the relationship between Vic and Micky is the heart of the story.”
Set against the true-to-life background of downtown Toronto, Sutherland’s novel is a well-crafted portrait of the punk rock potential found in unlikely sources.
Sutherland nails the unglamorous reality of the city’s sweltering summers with refreshingly true-to-life characters that have thighs rubbing together and that lament the discomfort of boiling streetcars.
The Globe and Mail
Under the Dusty Moon provides intimate glimpses into a mother and daughter’s unorthodox, shifting relationship set against the particular hum of the city.
Quill and Quire