The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains a The Girl Who Chased the Moon discussion guide and an excerpt from Sarah Addison Allen's The Peach Keeper.

Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her motherís life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries arenít solved in Mullaby, theyíre 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 townís 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 Emilyís backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.

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Loved the happy endings. - LibraryThing
It has exceptional characters and a creative plot. - LibraryThing
This is all a testament to Allen's writing style. - LibraryThing
A great feel good story, with a great ending. - LibraryThing
The ending is just as magical as the beginning. - LibraryThing
Whatever you do, don't stop writing! - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A nice light read. I had a little difficulty with the fact that there's just a sprinkle of 'magic' but the rest is supposed to be very real. And the author revealed a bit of clumsiness once in a while ... Read full review

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User Review  - sandra.k.heinzman - LibraryThing

I loved this book! I could see all the descriptions, taste the tastes, smell the smells, hear the sounds! Sarah Allen writes such beautiful, lyrical words. It reminded me of the movie Chocolate and ... Read full review

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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
A Year of Full Moons
A Conversation with Sarah Addison Allen
Recipes for Julias Cakes of the Day
Questions and Topics for Discussion

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 1Hiding Places
About the Author

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About the author (2010)

Sarah Addison Allen is the author of Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.

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