Almost Moon: A Novel by Alice Sebold

Almost Moon: A Novel

byAlice Sebold

Hardcover | September 2, 2010

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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.

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An intelligent, generous, and essentially loving person finds herself cutting a long braid from her mother's head…having just killed her. So goes the opening scene in Alice Sebold's new book, The Almost Moon. In her newest novel, Sebold, the author of The Lovely Bones, draws us into a mother-daughter story which is at once unique and...

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Alice Sebold is the bestselling author of The Lovely Bones, a novel, and Lucky, a memoir. She lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.
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Title:Almost Moon: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1 inPublished:September 2, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown and Company USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316677469

ISBN - 13:9780316677462

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