The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
A Novel

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15 Critic Reviews

It was almost as though she just couldn't put the weight of that on Emily's small shoulders, but that simple fact pulled me from the tale harshly enough to make the story only almost perfect, as opposed to the perfection it was aiming for (and very nearly achieved) .
-All About Romance

Synopsis

BONUS: This edition contains a The Girl Who Chased the Moon discussion guide and an excerpt from Sarah Addison Allen's The Peach Keeper.

Emily Benedict has come to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, not only wishing to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also dreaming of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.

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About Sarah Addison Allen

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Sarah Addison Allen is the author of Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.
 
Published March 10, 2010 by Bantam. 280 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Girl Who Chased the Moon
All: 15 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on Feb 21 2011

Fans of Allen’s brand of romantic whimsy won’t mind the inconsistencies and lapses of logic, but others may cringe at the implausibility.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Courtney Webb on Mar 16 2010

Her words are like comfort food for the soul, and readers will want to indulge again and again in her offerings. - See more at: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/girl-who-chased-moon#sthash.WwnMfW5s.dpuf

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Dear Author

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Reviewed by Jane Litte on Mar 17 2010

I enjoyed this story and believe, based on the prose and the feel to the book that I’ll like your others too. Thank you to the book fairy that gave me this book.

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Book Reporter

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Reviewed by Melanie Smith on Jan 22 2011

With a pleasant story and superb writing, THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON takes flight about halfway through, beginning slowly and letting the mystery unravel.

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All About Romance

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Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Dec 09 2015

It was almost as though she just couldn't put the weight of that on Emily's small shoulders, but that simple fact pulled me from the tale harshly enough to make the story only almost perfect, as opposed to the perfection it was aiming for (and very nearly achieved) .

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BookPage

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Reviewed by Karen Ann Cullotta on Mar 01 2010

An Asheville, North Carolina, native, Allen has embraced her Southern gothic roots, writing novels that are brimming with gossips and misanthropes...The Girl Who Chased the Moon is an enchanting look at life in a small town.

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20Something Reads

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Reviewed by Melanie Smith on Oct 03 2015

With a pleasant story and superb writing, THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON takes flight about halfway through, beginning slowly and letting the mystery unravel.

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Reviewed by Betty Lytle on Mar 21 2015

With overtones of the smell of barbecue and baking cakes, the small Southern town finally gives up its secrets. This book is an easy read with a happy ending.

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Huntington News

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Reviewed by David M. Kinchen on Feb 09 2011

"The Girl Who Chased the Moon" is a poetic novel of fantasy and romance that will appeal to both men and women. Technically, it's probably "chick lit," but I enjoyed it and I think most men who will give it a chance will enjoy it, too.

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Reviewed by Sue on Aug 12 2010

Allen’s books are the type that you read with a smile on your face, and while it’s not all cupcake sprinkles and fairy dust, it’s pretty close.

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Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on Mar 17 2010

The Girl Who Chased the Moon is a sweet book. It’s a short novel, and while I would have loved for it to be longer, that would likely have detracted from its simplicity. The characters are wonderful, the mystery is intriguing, and the Southern setting is so well-described, it’s palpable – what more could a reader want out of a novel?

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Novelicious

Excellent
Reviewed by LAURA STANNING on Jun 02 2010

She has a real and rare talent for creating characters who spring off the page with life, and for giving us a (not always comfortable) insight into our own prejudices at the same time as an absolutely enchanting read.

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Reviewed by Meg on Apr 09 2010

The Girl Who Chased The Moon didn’t earn a spot on my coveted favorites shelf, but it was still an enjoyable way to spend a weekend. And wow, I loved looking at that gorgeous cover!

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Reviewed by CarrieK on Sep 03 2012

Aside from her talent for writing setting and detail, the thing I love best about her books are the characters. Her books are peopled with strong women who don’t know how strong they are.

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Reviewed by Chachic on Jan 04 2011

It’s a story about family, friendship and food (all good things, in my opinion). I love reading SAA’s books...

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