Clair de Lune: A Novel (Google eBook)
An unexpected treasure: A long-lost novel of innocence threatened, by the author of the beloved classic The Moonflower Vine
The time: 1941, at the cusp of America's entry into World War II. The place: southwest Missouri, on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. A young single woman named Allen Liles has taken a job as a junior college teacher in a small town, although she dreams of living in New York City, of dancing at recitals, of absorbing the bohemian delights of the Village. Then she encounters two young men: George, a lanky, carefree spirit, and Toby, a dark-haired, searching soul with a wary look in his eyes. Soon the three strike up an after-school friendship, bantering and debating over letters, ethics, and philosophy—innocently at first, but soon in giddy flirtation—until Allen and one of the young men push things too far, and the quiet happiness she has struggled so hard to discover is thrown into jeopardy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
There are countless stories about male professors and young impressionable girls that fall for them. In this book it is the impressionable female teacher, who falls in with two of her male students. And then goes a step further and falls in love with one of them. The feminism is striking on two levels. On the first level is the story of a bright young woman who pursued a career in education and suceeded, at a time when such an accomplishment was rare. On the second level is the young woman who loved innocently and realized how much her life was still curtailed by society. The writing is beautiful, the characters enduring, and the journey worth taking.
Review: Clair de Lune: A NovelUser Review - Goodreads
Anxious to read her other book The Moonflower Vine.