The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a... show more
Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, 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, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. 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.Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Publish date: February 8th 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pages no: 292
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...