The almost moon: A Novel
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With fierce intelligence and emotional intensity, Alice Sebold brings us a searing portrait of a mother-daughter bond that descends into murder. Clair and Helen Knightly are a parent and child locked in a relationship so unrelenting that they have become the center of each other s worlds. But as this electrifying novel opens, Helen crosses a boundary she never thought she would approach. And while her act is almost unconscious, it somehow seems like the fulfillment of a lifetime s unspoken wishes. Over the next twenty-four hours, Helen s life rushes in at her as she is forced to confront the choices that have brought her to this one riveting crossroad. As a woman who spent years trying to win the love of someone who had none to spare, she now faces an uncertain and dangerous freedom. With her unflinching ability to confront the violence and danger that lurk beneath life s everyday surface, Sebold explores the complex ties within families, the meaning of devotion, and the thin line that separates us from our most haunting impulses. THE ALMOST MOON is unforgettable, a raw and powerful story of passion and redemption."
Level 5.6, 14 Points
Level 5.6, 14 Points
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|Grouping Title||almost moon|
|Grouping Author||sebold alice|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-22 23:19:28PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-22 15:17:36PM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
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.
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780316004305, 9780316144636, 9780316677462, 9781415945964|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Sebold, Fiction Sebold Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000291530|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Little, Brown and Co.,|2007.|291 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000292130|Large Print|Books|1st ed.|English|Little, Brown and Co.,|2007.|447 p. (large print) ; 22 cm., overdrive:18218c7b-4033-4dd6-a2d9-c3cc0aa17c9b|eBook|eBook||English|Little, Brown and Company|2007|, overdrive:6a5d4de5-443d-416e-a2cf-463539e11a38|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Books on Tape|2007||
|subject_facet||Large type books, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction|
|title_display||The almost moon : a novel|
|title_full||The Almost Moon, The Almost Moon A Novel, The almost moon : a novel / Alice Sebold, The almost moon [text (large print)] : a novel / Alice Sebold|
|title_short||The almost moon :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Mothers and daughters|