The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 288 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 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.

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Magic that the child in you yearns for...

User Review  - Greytphoenix - Borders

I loved this book. Allen writes lovely and enchanting story. I loved the little bits of "magical" presence. I read it a second time and still got caught up in the lives of these vivid and strong characters. Take some time and read it. You will not be disappointed! Read full review

Love all her books, this is one of the best

User Review  - word wicca - Borders

Love all of her books and this was the best yet...though I also loved, loved Garden Spells....for those who love Alice Hoffman you will love Addison as well, though she is much more lighthearted and less dark than Hoffman.... Read full review

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Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
A Year of Full Moons
Readers Guide

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Excerpt from The Peach Keeper About the Author

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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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