Tuesday, August 14, 2012

October 2012 pick: The Almost Moon

For October 2012, my book selection is "The Almost Moon" by Alice Sebold. The book has been on my shelf for awhile and I'd like to read it. So let's do it!

One review says: "Book clubs, take notice: practically every paragraph is a talking point." - Newsweek

So we should have lots to discuss!! (Not that I was worried.)

For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing, fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.

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