The tender story of a polio victim and her friendship with an Auschwitz survivor who dreams of becoming the first man on the moon. Award-winning novelist Ann Tatlock once again lovingly crafts a story that will touch readers' hearts while illuminating a powerful spiritual truth.
I'll Watch the Moon is the story of Catherine Tierney, angry at a God whom she no longer believes exists, and her painful journey back to faith. It is also the story of her friendship with Josef Karski, who teaches her how to trust in God as he reveals his own story of surviving the horrors of Auschwitz. And finally, it is the story of Nova Tierney, Catherine's daughter, and the threads that bind their lives together. Ann Tatlock has skillfully and gracefully wove a tale readers won't soon forget.
• WINNER, Midwest Independent Publishers Association, First Place-General Fiction, 2003
• WINNER, Best of Genre - Christian Fiction: Library Journal, 2003
• A"Crossings Book Club Selection", 2003
* A “Recorded Books” Selection, 2003
* Norwegian edition published by Lunde Forlag; Oslo, Norway, 2007
Praise for I'll Watch the Moon
"This is a moving and wonderfully encouraging novel...one of the most realistic and significant ones I've read, and one that leaves a great inspiration and message of trust in God for the outcome of all things...I highly recommend it."
"In post-World War II America, nine-year-old Nova Tierney worries about Russian bombs, but mostly she wants to find a suitable candidate to marry her mother and give her a new "pa." Catherine, a tormented soul, is terrified that the polio epidemic will touch her children. When it does strike Nova's 13-year-old brother, Dewey, Catherine weathers the blow via an unlikely friendship with a concentration camp survivor. Dewey's dream is to be the first man to land on the moon, and Nova promises to "watch the moon" for him until he gets better. In her third novel, Tatlock continues to weave 20th-century history into absorbing, finely crafted literary tales with issues of spirituality springing naturally from the text. For all collections and readers who enjoy realistic and hopeful family dramas."
-- Library Journal
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Published October 26, 2013
by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Romance.