The Girl Who Chased the Moon
In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world—no matter how out of place they feel. Emily... show more
In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world—no matter how out of place they feel. Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes—which is a good thing, because Julia can’t seem to stop baking them. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also in the hope of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Flour, eggs, milk, and sugar . . . Baking is the only language the proud but vulnerable Julia has to communicate what is truly in her heart. But is it enough to call back to her those she’s hurt in the past? Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.
Publish date: March 16th 2010
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
This was a fairly short book (280 pages) so I managed to breeze through it. I read this several years ago, and liked it okay, but honestly didn't recall why parts of the book didn't gel with me. Now reading years later, I get it. I really loved "Garden Spells" and "Sugar Queen". In fact I hope I lan...
This one lost a whole rating point simply because the title had no connection to the story. I hate that. Various spoilers abound, so be warned. I borrowed the book from my local public library, and some previous borrower had done me a huge favor: She (or he) had neatly underlined in pencil all...
Charming magical realistic story with a lot of heart.
The Characters: Emily BenedictVance ShelbyJulia WintersonWin CoffeySawyer Anderson The Story: The semi supernatural story of a girl coming home to a family/town she didn’t know she had. After Emily’s mother passes she goes to live with her previously unknown grandpa Vance. As she discovers her mothe...
I just finished Sarah Addison Allen's The Girl Who Chased the Moon, and am using it for the Full Moon square. So my spaces/books read are: Read by Candlelight/Flashlight: Survivor in Death, by J.D. Robb - another in Robb's long-running mystery romance series set in c.2060 New York City. I th...