Two Moons in August by Martha Brooks
A Novel

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Brooks is the author of Paradise Cafe and Other Stories, which was selected a Best Book of 1990 by School Library Journal. In this moving novel about healing and hope, she deftly explores the worlds of mourning, family, friendship, and love.
 

About Martha Brooks

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Martha Brooks lives in Winnipeg. Her book "Traveling on into the Light" was named to the international 1996 IBBY Honour List and is an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. "Two Moons in August" and "Paradise Cafe and Other Stories" were Governor General's Award nominees; the latter also received the 1991 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for distinguished children's fiction. When not writing, Martha can be found performing in local jazz clubs. Maureen Hunter is one of Canada's most successful playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada's major stages, in the United States, and Britain, and by CBC and BBC Radio. "Atlantis" was a finalist for the Governor General's Award and "Transit of Venus", premiered by the Manitoba Theatre Centre, became the first Canadian play ever staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company of Britain. A native of Saskatchewan, Maureen now lives on the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Joy St Books. 199 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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In a poignant present-tense narrative illuminated by bittersweet memories, Sidonie, 16, evokes her family's continuing tension and grief since her mother's death a year ago, describing their valiant efforts to go on with their lives.

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After her mother dies, Sidonie's life is chilled and empty.

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""The shimmering, sleepy midsummer atmosphere is just plain luscious,"" said PW of this 1959 tale of romance between Kieran and Sidonie, grief-stricken from her mother's death.

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