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Moon Women

Moon Women

(2001)
A novel by

 
With the grace of a natural storyteller, debut novelist Pamela Duncan crafts a mesmerizing tale of family and love, revelation and forgiveness. Beautifully wrought, deeply affecting, Moon Women is a resounding portrait of three generations of remarkable women, separated by a secret only one of them can tell.

In the lush North Carolina foothills, the Moon women have put down roots: matriarch Marvelle Moon, who's starting to lose her grip on the world after more than eighty years of life; her middle-aged daughters, Ruth Ann and Cassandra; and Ruth Ann's nineteen-year-old daughter, Ashley, fresh out of rehab, unmarried, and three months pregnant.

Despite Ruth Ann's best efforts to live a life that's all her own, her family is coming together around her. Marvelle and Ashley need a place to live and Ruth Ann is unable to turn either of them away; and her womanizing ex-husband has been coming around again, dredging up the past. Now a flurry of outbursts, emotions, and outrages is shattering Ruth Ann's separate peace. And as this flawed family comes together, so, too, do the stories of the people Ruth Ann thought she knew best.

For here is Ashley, who has spent nineteen years running furiously away from home, now finding herself on a strange journey with her unraveling grandmother. And here is Cassandra, protected by layers of obesity and loneliness, wondering how to put magic back in her life. And Marvelle, slowly losing touch with reality, privately contemplating the story of her life and the secret that would change everything for everyone - if they only knew....

By turns fierce and tender, harrowing and heartbreaking, Moon Women resonates with emotional power, holding us captive under its beguiling spell. It is an astonishing debut from a powerfully original new voice in contemporary fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Moon Women: A Novel
Author(s): Pamela Duncan
ISBN: 0-385-33518-0 / 978-0-385-33518-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Moon Women
Author(s): Pamela Duncan
ISBN: 0-440-23648-7 / 978-0-440-23648-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Moon Women
Author(s): Pamela Duncan
ISBN: 0-7499-3324-0 / 978-0-7499-3324-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Moon Women
Author(s): Pamela Duncan
ISBN: 0-385-33521-0 / 978-0-385-33521-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Moon Women
Author(s): Pamela Duncan
ISBN: 0-7499-3271-6 / 978-0-7499-3271-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Moon Women
Author(s): Pamela Duncan
Publisher: The Dial Press
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