The Almost Moon: A Novel
The Almost Moon: A Novel
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Annotation: For years, Helen has given her life to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband, and her now grown children, but when she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined.
Catalog Number: #4283723
Binding Type: Publisher's Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: c2007
Pages: 291 p.
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock
ISBN: 0-316-67746-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-316-67746-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2007009917
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: ALA Booklist (7/1/07) , Kirkus Reviews , Library Journal , New York Times Book Review , Publishers Weekly
Word Count: 87,311
Reading Level: 5.6
Interest Level: 9+
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.6 / points: 14.0 / quiz: 119497 (04/22/08) / grade: Upper Grades

A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky.


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.