Our Child of the Stars by Stephen Cox (Signed by the Author)


This was our April 2022 Book Club choice. This is Stephen Cox’s debut novel published in 2019 – and we have book two available to order as well if you’re interested (and you should be, because both are brilliant!).

A firm five star read (all the stars in the night sky really, given the subject matter!). You can read our review here.

Published 24 Jan 2019

About the book…

A lost child, the family who try to protect him and the secret that refuses to stay hidden…

Molly and Gene Myers were happy, until tragedy blighted their hopes of children. During the years of darkness and despair, they each put their marriage in jeopardy, but now they are starting to rebuild their fragile bond.

This is the year of Woodstock and the moon landings; war is raging in Vietnam and the superpowers are threatening each other with annihilation.

Then the Meteor crashes into Amber Grove, devastating the small New England town – and changing their lives for ever. Molly, a nurse, caught up in the thick of the disaster, is given care of a desperately ill patient rescued from the wreckage: a sick boy with a remarkable appearance, an orphan who needs a mother.

And soon the whole world will be looking for him.

Cory’s arrival has changed everything. And the Myers will do anything to keep him safe.

A remarkable story of warmth, tenacity and generosity of spirit, set against the backdrop of a fast-changing, terrifying decade.

About the Author…

My grandmother told me I read too much. I remember walking in the garden when I was small, telling myself stories.

Our Child of the Stars began as a short story I wrote for Halloween in 2013. I became obsessed with Gene and Molly, and Cory, the little boy they adopt, under such challenging circumstances.

I’m interested in strong, believable characters and their relationships. I like writing to have hope and humour, and to recognise the dark and unfair side of life. Usually, my work has some speculative or fantastical elements, but I am not interested in strict barriers between genres.

I’ve lived in several places. I spent nearly all my childhood in Bristol, and I’m now an adoptive Londoner. I have a partner and two teenage children. I’m a professional communicator, a science PhD dropout, a recovering poet, and a Quaker.




Stephen Cox



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24 Jan 2019


Quercus Publishing

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