A Year of Full Moons: A Novel

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Macmillan, Aug 7, 2002 - Fiction - 512 pages
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Brilliant, tomboyish Josephine Margaret Butler-better known as Jos-is the second oldest child in a large, poor family living in provincial Summit, Kentucky, in 1963. After her mother has a miscarriage and retreats into herself, Jos and her sister Ellie are faced with the responsibility of running the household and taking care of their siblings and their decidedly eccentric, sometimes brilliant, and always difficult father. The nation's mounting tensions over civil rights and the Vietnam War finally begin to infiltrate Summit at the same time that Jos begins to act upon her secret passion for women. During the course of this eventful year, Jos realizes that only one thing-her intellect-can provide escape from the stifling family dynamic and small town in which she is trapped.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
25
Section 3
40
Section 4
59
Section 5
76
Section 6
95
Section 7
113
Section 8
128
Section 15
244
Section 16
275
Section 17
298
Section 18
320
Section 19
336
Section 20
350
Section 21
370
Section 22
390

Section 9
140
Section 10
156
Section 11
177
Section 12
188
Section 13
205
Section 14
217
Section 23
412
Section 24
431
Section 25
455
Section 26
478
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Madelyn Arnold is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the novel Bird Eyes and story collection On Ships at Sea. She lives in Seattle.

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