by Sarah Addison Allen

March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-553-80721-9
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The Girl Who Chased the Moon is the latest release from best selling author Sarah Addison Allen. This time we travel to the small town of Mullaby North Carolina, and into the lives of the residents there.

Some of the residents were born and raised in Mullaby and never left, but then there are those who went off to make their way in the world, and ended up back in Mullaby, and there is even the newcomer…Emily Benedict whose mother had been raised there, and left is now living in Mullaby after the death of her mother.

The mother that raised Emily is not the woman that Emily discovers left Mullaby somewhat disgraced. Emily’s mother also never told her about her grandfather, and when she arrives on his doorstep she is surprised by his large size.

As Emily adjusts to life in Mullaby strange things begin to happen, and if one believes in reincarnation one would think that history is repeating itself as Emily begins to fall for a young boy whose last name is Coffey, and with whom Emily’s mother has a past.

Ms. Allen is truly a magical story teller, and as you read you can’t help but get swept up into the magic that is The Girl Who Chased the Moon. When the last page is turned there is a sense of past events that tore families apart finally having closure, and allowing for everyone to move forward into their futures.

Reviewed in March 2010 by Sandi.

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