Moonglow

Moonglow
Author: Michael Chabon
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-09
ISBN: 9780063036550
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonglow Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal - An NBCC Finalist for Fiction - ALA Carnegie Medal Finalist for Excellence in Fiction - Wall Street Journal's Best Novel of the Year - A New York Times Notable Book of the Year - A Washington Post Best Book of the Year - An NPR Best Book of the Year - A Slate Best Book of the Year - A Christian Science Monitor Top 15 Fiction Book of the Year - A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year - A San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year - A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year - A New York Post Best Book of the Year - A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - A BookPage Top Fiction Pick of the Month - An Indie Next Bestseller "This book is beautiful." -- A.O. Scott, New York Times Book Review Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure--and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel Moonglow, the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator's grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York's Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the "American Century," the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives
Author: Jan Alber,Alice Bell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2021-05-10
ISBN: 100038845X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives Book Excerpt:

This book explores the complex interrelationship between fact and fiction in narratives of the twenty-first century. Current cultural theory observes a cultural shift away from postmodernism to new forms of expression. Rather than a radical break from the postmodern, however, postmodernist techniques are repurposed to express a new sincerity, a purposeful self-reflexivity, a contemporary sense of togetherness and an associated commitment to reality. In what the editors consider to be one manifestation of this general tendency, this book explores the ways in which contemporary texts across different media play with the boundary between fact and fiction. This includes the examination of novels, autobiography, autofiction, film, television, mockumentary, digital fiction, advertising campaigns and media hoaxes. The chapters engage with theories of what comes after postmodernism and analyse the narratological, stylistic and/or semiotic devices on which such texts rely. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies.

The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay

The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay
Author: Lori Wilde
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 9780063135949
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lighthouse on Moonglow Bay Book Excerpt:

Lori Wilde returns to Moonglow Cove, Texas, with a heartwarming novel about two estranged sisters who must come together after they receive a bizarre inheritance from their grandmother. It was an inheritance neither sister expected--a lighthouse in Moonglow Cove, left to them by a grandmother they never knew! Harper and Flannery weren't exactly best friends either. For years, Flannery had held down the home front, taking care of their sick mother and raising a daughter, while Harper sent nothing but checks. And after their mother's funeral the two sisters had an argument that left them not speaking for six years--why, Harper didn't even know she has a niece! But life has a way of changing when you least expect it. And the sisters discover their grandmother's will has a stipulation: the two of them must live there, work out their issues... and compete in baking challenges with a hundred-year-old sourdough starter. If either of them gives up, or fails to keep the starter alive, they lose the lighthouse. Will they be able to come together and see their grandmother's wish come true? Or will these two sisters forever be estranged?

The Moonglow Sisters

The Moonglow Sisters
Author: Lori Wilde
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 0062953109
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moonglow Sisters Book Excerpt:

It’s Jill Shalvis meets Susan Mallery in this gorgeous novel by New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde about three sisters, one small town, a wedding, and the summer that changes everything. Welcome to Moonglow Cove, Texas, a place where your neighbors know your name and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico lap lazily against the sands. It’s a magical spot, especially in the summertime… Once the town was the home of the Clark sisters—brought up by their grandmother at the Moonglow Inn. Nicknamed “The Moonglow Sisters”, as children they were inseparable. Then, a wedding-day betrayal tore them apart and they scattered across the globe and away from each other. But the sisters have at last come home… There’s Maddie: smart, sensible, and stubborn. Shelley, who ran off to find her bliss. And Gia, a free-spirit determined to keep the peace. It’s her impending wedding that keeps them together…but Gia has a secret, and when her sisters find out all heck is going to break loose! The Moonglow Sisters continues Lori Wilde’s trademark storytelling to create an unforgettable novel of family, betrayal, love, and second chances.

The Story of Me

The Story of  Me
Author: Marjorie Worthington
Publsiher: University of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 1496207572
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of Me Book Excerpt:

Autofiction, or works in which the eponymous author appears as a fictionalized character, represents a significant trend in postwar American literature, when it proliferated to become a kind of postmodern cliché. The Story of “Me” charts the history and development of this genre, analyzing its narratological effects and discussing its cultural implications. By tracing autofiction’s conceptual issues through case studies and an array of texts, Marjorie Worthington sheds light on a number of issues for postwar American writing: the maleness of the postmodern canon—and anxieties created by the supposed waning of male privilege—the relationship between celebrity and authorship, the influence of theory, the angst stemming from claims of the “death of the author,” and the rise of memoir culture. Worthington constructs and contextualizes a bridge between the French literary context, from which the term originated, and the rise of autofiction among various American literary movements, from modernism to New Criticism to New Journalism. The Story of “Me” demonstrates that the burgeoning of autofiction serves as a barometer of American literature, from modernist authorial effacement to postmodern literary self-consciousness.

Moonglow

Moonglow
Author: Michael Chabon
Publsiher: Fourth Estate
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 9781460756355
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonglow Book Excerpt:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends and existential adventure - and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact - and the creative power - of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies. A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow ranges from the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to New York's Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of 'the American Century'. Collapsing an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week, Moonglow is a lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional non-fiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir. Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque.

Midnight at Moonglow s

Midnight at Moonglow s
Author: K. C. Sherwood
Publsiher: Abbott Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2014-03
ISBN: 1458214494
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight at Moonglow s Book Excerpt:

Casey Parker is having the time of her life leaping in and out of books through her uncle's magical bookshop, Moonglow's, when she finds a strange little black book with her name listed in it. Uncle Walt's name is there too, along with his life story and that of every other owner the bookshop has ever had. As Casey and Uncle Walt begin to investigate the mysterious rhymes contained in the book, Uncle Walt becomes permanently trapped in a book and it's up to Casey to find a way to free him. Throughout her journey to free Uncle Walt, Casey faces untold dangers in fantastic locations, from the lost city of Atlantis to ancient Egypt to medieval England, and even to a pirate utopia called Libertalia. She must search for a protective amulet, the all-powerful Moonstone, and ultimately the Sword of Destiny, which she'll need in the final battle to break the spell that's holding her uncle captive. But, even with the guidance of a mystical fortune teller in the real world, will Casey be brave enough to fight this evil force on her own? Or will her uncle remain trapped in Atlantis forever? The Sword of Destiny is the sequel to Midnight at Moonglow's, which won the Writer's Digest Mark of Quality award and an honorable mention in the Los Angeles Book Festival

Moonglow

Moonglow
Author: Kristen Callihan
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN: 1455511099
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonglow Book Excerpt:

Once the seeds of desire are sown . . . Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . . Their growing passion knows no bounds . . . Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.

Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination

Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination
Author: Efraim Sicher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN: 1000539091
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodern Love in the Contemporary Jewish Imagination Book Excerpt:

Offering a radical critique of contemporary Israeli and diaspora fiction by major writers of the generation after Amos Oz and Philip Roth, this book asks searching questions about identity formation in Jewish spaces in the twenty-first century and posits global, transnational identities instead of the bipolar Israel/diaspora model. The chapters put into conversation major authors such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Michael Chabon, and Nathan Englander with their Israeli counterparts Zeruya Shalev, Eshkol Nevo, and Etgar Keret and shows that they share common themes and concerns. Read through a postmodern lens, their preoccupation with failed marriage and failed ideals brings to the fore the crises of home, nation, historical destiny, and collective memory in contemporary secular Jewish culture. At times provocative, at others iconoclastic, this innovative study must be read by anyone concerned with Jewish culture and identity today, whether scholars, students, or the general reader.

Contemporary American Fiction Volume 3

Contemporary American Fiction  Volume 3
Author: Jeff Soloway
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 143818199X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Fiction Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

Contemporary American Fiction, Volume 3 is a collection of scholarly essays and recent reviews of the best of contemporary American literary fiction, including the following titles: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green News of the World by Paulette Jiles Moonglow by Michael Chabon The Sellout by Paul Beatty and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction

The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction
Author: Vanessa Guignery,Wojciech Drąg
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN: 162273646X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction Book Excerpt:

The last decades have seen a revival of fragmentation in British and American works of fiction that deny linearity, coherence and continuity in favour of disruption, gaps and fissures. Authors such as Ali Smith, David Mitchell and David Shields have sought new ways of representing our global, media-saturated contemporary experience which differ from modernist and postmodernist experimentations from which the writers nevertheless draw inspiration. This volume aims to investigate some of the most important contributions to fragmentary literature from British and American writers since the 1990s, with a particular emphasis on texts released in the twenty-first century. The chapters within examine whether contemporary forms of literary fragmentation constitute a return to the modernist episteme or the fragmented literature of exhaustion of the 1960s, mark a continuity with postmodernist aesthetics or signal a deviation from past models and an attempt to reflect today’s accelerated culture of social media and over-communication. Contributors theorise and classify literary fragments, examine the relationship between fragmentation and the Zeitgeist (influenced by globalisation, media saturation and social networks), analyse the mechanics of multimodal and multimedial fictions, and consider the capacity of literary fragmentation to represent personal or collective trauma and to address ethical concerns. They also investigate the ways in which the architecture of the printed book is destabilised and how aesthetic processes involving fragmentation, bricolage and/or collage raise ontological, ethical and epistemological questions about the globalised contemporary world we live in and its relation to the self and the other. Besides the aforementioned authors, the volume makes reference to the works of J. G. Ballard, Julian Barnes, Mark Z. Danielewski, David Markson, Jonathan Safran Foer, David Foster Wallace, Jeanette Winterson and several others.

The Wedding at Moonglow Bay

The Wedding at Moonglow Bay
Author: Lori Wilde
Publsiher: Avon Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-03-21
ISBN: 9780063135901
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wedding at Moonglow Bay Book Excerpt:

A wedding brings a shocking surprise in New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde's newest Moonglow Cove novel. Perfect for fans of Susan Wiggs, Jill Shalvis, and Robyn Carr. It wasn't the wedding night she'd expected! When Samantha said "I do" to Luca Ginelli, she knew she'd found a reliable soulmate--a strong, sexy man who'd stand beside her through thick and thin. And so she'd started her wedding day filled with joyful expectation, only to have her dreams shattered when the man she married years before shocking, unexpectedly, reappears, insisting she was still his wife! Seven years before, Luca's brother, Nick, had stubbornly set off in a sailing adventure, ignoring the pleas of his young bride and all common sense. He'd disappeared without a trace; everyone thought he was dead--but now he's expecting to pick up where they'd left off. He'd once been Samantha's "lightning strike,"--the person you know is the one from the moment you first see them. But seven years is a long time and so much has changed. Now Samantha is faced with an impossible choice and no matter which decision she makes, it threatens to shred the very fabric of the one thing she holds most dear--family.

The Taunch Bowl and Moon Glow Wood

The Taunch Bowl and Moon Glow Wood
Author: Richard Spink
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 1644713241
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Taunch Bowl and Moon Glow Wood Book Excerpt:

On the unknown planet Interk sits the dense and mysterious Moon Glow Wood. The planet mirrors Earth in all aspects of life and landscape. Two owls learn to read in the forgotten library of a dilapidated mansion which sits on the edge of The Wood. Smilecramp, the young owl, uses his newfound knowledge to form a plan that could present a life of peace and harmony to all the diverse woodland creatures. But to implement his plan to the predators of The Wood, who live by the dreaded food chain for survival, he calls for a self-imposed amnesty on preying. A group of courageous like-minded creature friends of the young owl, who are mystifyingly identified by unique silver adornments, join forces to promote the plan. Yuno, the old spider who has a silver dot on his forehead, is derided for creating his artistic webs which are purely for visual pleasure. "What a waste of valuable, capturing thread," scorn preying creatures. A frustrated mole named Sleames, bearing a silver circle around his right eye, has always nurtured a private aspiration to build things "and not simply scrape tunnels with my claws," Sleames sighs. "Stay positive, Sleames," advises Smilecramp with his silver beak gleaming. "A new way of life is coming soon." "Then, I will build you a school," Sleames declares with excitement in his voice. "I could create a hospital to cure sick and lame creatures who now become victims of the predators," says Netta, the bee, who sports an attractive silver waistband. She is famous in The Wood for saving the life of a raven by administering her honey lotions and potions. "They say that preying is nature's way. Well, now there can be another way," urges Smilecramp to Spitlan, the mighty vulture, who, with his fellow vultures, cast a brooding menace over The Wood. Meanwhile, hidden under the ground of Moon Glow Wood, unknown to any humind or any creature, lies the Taunch Bowl with its very own intriguing magical powers. What follows is a unique and gripping tale of intelligence, tenderness, and humor amongst the endearing and far-reaching creatures who enter into a romantic quest in the search for the improbable-the pursuit of a harmonious society.

Riley s Secret

Riley s Secret
Author: Christina Smith
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013-06
ISBN: 1481761110
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riley s Secret Book Excerpt:

Megan Banks feels like an imposter in her own life; she doesn't belong with her friends or with her parents, who ignore her. After a fire she's indirectly involved with, she finds herself with two hundred hours of community service. It's the charity she volunteers at that finally makes her feel like she belongs. These people, with whom she has nothing in common, mean more to her than her rich, selfish friends. But for some reason her supervisor, Nate Green, doesn't want her there. He thinks she's a self-centered rich girl who deserves to be in jail. After she's threatened by the kids who started the fire, Nate and Megan form a strange friendship, built only for her protection. But the more she feels for him, the more he pushes her away. As they become closer, Megan knows Nate is attracted to her as well, but she also believes that he is hiding something. But she could never guess what he really is. Before she realizes what is happening, she becomes involved in a world she didn't know existed. In this strange new reality, can she finally find a place where she belongs?

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Author: R. Reginald,Douglas Menville,Mary A. Burgess
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 0941028763
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Book Excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1
Author: R. Reginald
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 0941028755
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Moonglow

Moonglow
Author: Charlie Romo
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2014-01-26
ISBN: 9781480027077
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonglow Book Excerpt:

Twenty-two-year-old super model Rena Hilst is living her dream as one of the fashion industry's top talents, in passionate love with her forty-three-year-old manager at Moonglow Model Management, Shell Dawes. From the outside, no cracks in the crystal of their relationship are apparent save for something on Rena's part: Other women. Rena never hunts for people to cheat with but being far away from home on jobs with such beautiful, interesting people occasionally leads her to party her way into another girl's bed. She knows better than to sleep around but she honestly feels she cares for the girls with whom she is unfaithful. It isn't love, just caring -- nothing compared to how she feels for Shell. Rena feels fortunate to have found her romantic soul mate at such a young age. In fact, Rena repeatedly promises herself to stop straying on Shell. Shell always chalks Rena's flings up to necessary life experience for someone so young and free-spirited. She believes that nothing -- especially a few meaningless affairs -- could rupture their bond. However, when one of Rena's flings hits too close to home, the crystal cracks. Something about it doesn't seem so meaningless. Confused, Shell wonders if she is to blame for tolerating Rena's horseplay for so long. For the first time in their four-year relationship, Shell questions the promise of happily-ever-after. Together, they must finally confront the skeletons that have hung in their closet for far too long. Set against the eclectic fictional cities of Moonglow, USA, and Utsukushisa, Japan, MOONGLOW will titillate your imagination, strum your heartstrings and prove that -- no matter what era we live in -- love is our strongest ally.

Moon Glow and Twisted Brew

Moon Glow and Twisted Brew
Author: Mary Schmal
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-08-24
ISBN: 1641916508
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Glow and Twisted Brew Book Excerpt:

While looking at the stars one night on Cobblestone Island, eleven-year-old Julia Bates and her twelve-year-old sister, Lillian, overhear a shocking conversation. They hear a man and woman whisper about making harmful concoctions. Later they discover in the woods a crude little building full of bubbling pots containing dangerous brew. They are terrified when they look on the cauldrons and see, written in chalk, the names of people they know and love. Events come to a thrilling climax on the evening of a lunar eclipse. Ten-year-old Paulina Bates and her twelve-year-old brother, Luke, witness something horrifying. They rush off during the night to investigate. With the help of their three friends from Cottage Parakaleó. Julia and Paulina each make an important discovery. See how each Fruit of the Spirit is discovered in the lives and adventures of the nine Children of the Light. The second book in the series focuses on joy and peace. Nine kids. Nine gifts. Nine blessed.

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2019 and 2021

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture  2019 and 2021
Author: William M. Simons
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2022-05-02
ISBN: 1476678383
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2019 and 2021 Book Excerpt:

Selected from the two most recent proceedings of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (2019 and 2021), this collection of essays explores subject matter centered both inside and beyond the ballpark. Fifteen contributors offer critical commentary on a range of topics, including controversial decisions on the field and in Hall of Fame elections; baseball's historical role as a rite of passage for boys; two worthy catchers who never received their due; the genesis and development of the minor leagues; and baseball's place in popular culture.

It Must Have Been Moonglow

It Must Have Been Moonglow
Author: Phyllis Greene
Publsiher: Villard
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2003-02-11
ISBN: 9780812967845
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Must Have Been Moonglow Book Excerpt:

In December 1998, after fifty-six years of marriage, Phyllis Greene went from being part of the lifelong unit of PhyllisandBob to being just plain Phyllis. As a way of coping with her feelings, she began keeping a journal. She realized her own reflections could speak to the thousands of women like her, each one with very different yet in some ways very similar day-to-day experiences. It Must Have Been Moonglow chronicles the emotional roller-coaster of her experience in a collection of brief essays—like diary entries—that capture the sadness, the humor, and the triumphs all widows encounter. She writes with wit and insight about negotiating the logistics of an evening out with a group of single older women, none of whom drive very well; about handling the check when going to dinner with a couple; about grocery shopping for one; and about the miracle of friendships on the Internet and the blessings of family. With a new final section featuring readers’ letters describing their own experiences of widowhood, It Must Have Been Moonglow is an intimate, candid, and engaging book—not about grief but about inspiration and strength.