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When the Moon Was Ours

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Anna-Marie McLemore's debut novel, The Weight of Feathers, was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple "best YA novels" lists. Now McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic.

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they're willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

Atmospheric, dynamic, and packed with gorgeous prose, When the Moon Was Ours is another winner from this talented author.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"McLemore’s second novel is such a lush surprising fable, you half expect birds to fly out of the pages… McLemore uses the supernatural to remind us that the body’s need to speak its truth is primal and profound, and that the connection between two people is no more anyone’s business than why the dish ran away with the spoon." - Jeff Giles

"McLemore dances deftly across genres, uniquely weaving glistening strands of culture, myth, dream, mystery, love, and gender identity to create a tale that resonated to my core. It’s that rare kind of book that you want to read slowly, deliciously, savoring every exquisite sentence. I adored this book." - Laura Resau

"Lushly written and surprisingly suspenseful, this magical tale is not just a love story, but a story of the secrets we keep and the lies we tell, and the courage it takes to reveal our authentic selves to each other and to the world." - Laura Ruby


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel
Author(s): Anna-Marie McLemore
ISBN: 1-250-05866-X / 978-1-250-05866-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel
Author(s): Anna-Marie McLemore
ISBN: 1-250-16010-3 / 978-1-250-16010-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wednesday Books
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January 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: When the Moon Was Ours
Author(s): Anna-Marie Mclemore
ISBN: 1-5366-6151-1 / 978-1-5366-6151-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel
Author(s): Anna-Marie McLemore
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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