The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Posted on May 14, 2010. Filed under: Fiction | Tags: , |

The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel

by Sarah Addison Allen

I once read that Sarah Addison Allen describes her books as “Southern fried magical realism.” That’s actually a great description. This third book by Ms. Addison tells the story of Emily Benedict. Emily’s mother recently died, and Emily both finds out that she has a grandfather and is sent to live with him in Mullaby, North Carolina. Grandpa Vance is a gentle giant of a man whose daughter abandoned her hometown, leaving resentment and scandal in her wake. Emily must make a home for herself and overcome this small town’s prejudice against her because of her mother’s past. Her next door neighbor Julia Winterson, the owner of a local BBQ  restaurant and famous baker, takes her under her wing. Julia, though, has her own tragic past with which she must come to terms.

-posted by Gretchen Schneider


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Sarah Addison Allen is a wonderful writer. Her characters are complicated and, therefore, very interesting. I have read all 3 of her novels and enjoyed each one. I will anxiously await her next.


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