Psyche’s Children

Maeve Moir is in her last year at Glebe Collegiate. Both excited and uncertain about her future, she pours out her heart to her father, who gives her a small book on the story of Psyche and Eros. Soon the myth begins to come alive in her young life – as it does in the lives of three of her friends, Ellie, Karin and Abby. Feeling increasingly separated by teenage pressures, they all come together in English class, where Ms. Leonard challenges them to write. Like Psyche on her long journey to Eros, they face the same questions – how to grow up to become your own person, how to find Love and yet not lose yourself in the process. Each of them has a story to tell.

Waneva Books
First Edition, 2008
ISBN 978-0-9698211-7-5
Electronic Format, 2014
ISBN 978-0-9698211-8-2

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“A brand new, classy writer of young adult fiction has stepped up! Welcome, Catherine Joyce!”
Brian Doyle, author of Pure Spring and 11 other books

“Catherine Joyce is a beautiful writer who carries us through the soul-searching teen years with sensitivity and wisdom. Psyche’s Children is a richly imagined work.”
J. FitzGerald McCurdy, author of The Serpent’s Egg trilogy and The Mole Wars trilogy

“Through Ellie, one of the four main teenage girls in the novel, Catherine Joyce crafts an exquisitely respectful understanding of anorexia’s ache for truth, understanding, and belonging. Joyce’s sensitive, eloquent, and poetically charismatic writing style engages and invites us to journey into the adolescent emotional experience.”
Heidi Mack, Psychotherapist/Eating Disorder Specialist