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On an early spring night in 1991, Sophie and Crow, flushed with anticipation, slip away from a rowdy high school party and sneak off into the woods. Tonight, for the first time, they will make love. An hour later, Sophie lies unconscious, covered with blood, and Crow is crashing through the underbrush, hurling himself into the river to escape the police. . . .

What was meant to be an idyllic, intimate evening has turned into a nightmare. Despite Crow's frantic claims of innocence, evidence at the scene suggests his guilt. And Sophie, by now awake in the hospital, refuses to speak, leaving the residents of the couple's seemingly placid Tennessee town to draw their own wildly varying conclusions.

If Crow isn't to blame, then who assaulted Sophie, and what compelled Crow to flee? With each answer comes a new set of questions. Elizabeth Cox's vibrant and lyrical narrative revisits the events leading up to the fateful night, then shows how the tragedy reverberates throughout the community, among parents, friends, teachers, and neighbors-all connected to the young lovers, all with a stake in what happens next. As growing suspicions divide the town, a closer look reveals that everyone has something to hide.

A compelling and passionate page-turner, The Slow Moon waxes full with suspense, a haunting story of innocence lost, lives betrayed, and the courage required to face the truth.

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"Elizabeth Cox writes with assurance, style, and heart. She also does something that is a reader's delight, which is to take risks-successfully. Anytime Elizabeth Cox writes a book, I'll read it." - Elizabeth Berg

"Beautifully written and sympathetically imagined, The Slow Moon tells its all-too-timely story without a shred of the sensational or strident. Elizabeth Cox has a sensitive touch, and she brings to rich life a deeply tangled web of characters. This is the kind of book you will read in one long, rewarding sitting." - Rosellen Brown

"I found myself pausing over the beauty of this book, and wishing I'd been the one to think of it." - Jodi Picoult

"I am always searching for the perfect read: A combination of eloquent sentences and a gripping narrative, and I was simply entranced by The Slow Moon. Each character is fully alive, and I savored discovering how one mistake transforms their town. This book is heartbreaking and hopeful." - Amanda Eyre Ward


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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Slow Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
ISBN: 0-679-46328-3 / 978-0-679-46328-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Slow Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
ISBN: 0-8129-7770-X / 978-0-8129-7770-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

September 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Slow Moon
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Slow Moon
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Slow Moon: Library Edition
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
ISBN: 1-4332-0619-6 / 978-1-4332-0619-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Slow Moon: Library Edition
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
ISBN: 1-4332-0620-X / 978-1-4332-0620-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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September 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Slow Moon
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
ISBN: 1-4332-0621-8 / 978-1-4332-0621-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Slow Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Cox
Publisher: Random House
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