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The almost moon

Alice Sebold

The almost moon

a novel

by Alice Sebold

  • 143 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Little, Brown and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Divorced women,
  • Death,
  • Mothers,
  • Middle-aged women,
  • Senior women,
  • Fiction,
  • Detachment (Psychology),
  • Interpersonal relations,
  • Mentally ill women,
  • Mothers and daughters

  • About the Edition

    Having set aside her own life in her support of her parents, husband, and children, Helen Knightly confronts the realities of the choices that were imposed upon her during a harrowing twenty-four-hour period of death and revelation.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAlice Sebold
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3619.E26 A79 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination291 p. ;
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24966288M
    ISBN 100316677469
    ISBN 109780316677462, 9780739495117
    LC Control Number2007009917
    OCLC/WorldCa85830839

      A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky. For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes .   A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky. For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at /5(13).

    ?ikwid=hawksley+workman&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0: .   The Almost Moon is the second book I've read by Alice Sebold (the other being The Lovely Bones). This book was a bit like watching a train wreck - you couldn't really believe what was happening but you couldn't look away/5().

      The Almost Moon A Novel (Book): Sebold, Alice: Grand Central PubA woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky. For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now grown children.   The Almost Moon Depressing book. Leaves you empty. Golliwog7, 11/06/ Amost Moon I like the author Alice Sebold and was drawn to this book because it was listed as a reference in another book called Room. I had read also Lovely Bones. Alice Sebold doesn't waste time or space. She gets right to the heart of the story right away and then /5(54).


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Almost Moon is a story about relationships and how they build us up and wear us down. It takes our inner most, deeply hidden secrets about our real and possibly unexplored feelings and exposes them to the light of day.

It is harsh and scary sometimes, yet plausible and soothing. Throughout The Almost Moon Sebold handles the opening line with /5(). THE ALMOST MOON is a brave book by a courageous writer.

After the phenomenal success of THE LOVELY BONES, Alice Sebold could have chosen to write a sophomore novel in which she once again gave readers a sympathetic, utterly likable narrator like Susie Salmon. Instead, she writes through the voice of Helen Knightly, and Helen tells the reader /5.

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The book’s title refers to something her father once told Helen when she was a girl. “The moon is whole all the time, but we can’t always see it. What we see is an almost moon or a. The Almost Moon comes at your from a different tragic perspective, from a middle-aged mother who murders her dementia inflicted invalid mother.

The copy I have read is an Advanced Reading Copy graciously given to me at the recent Book Expo America, so the excerpts that I quote may change in the final copy (coming out in October according /5(5). The Almost Moon Alice Sebold, Little, Brown & Co.

ISBN Summary When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily. So begins The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold's astonishing, brilliant, and daring new novel. After the conversation with her father about "almost moons," Helen says, "I knew I was supposed to understand something from my father's explanation, but what I came away with was that, just as we were stuck with the moon, so too we were stuck with my mother" (page ).

THE ALMOST MOON is as flawed as its main character. Had Alice Sebold chosen one conflict for Helen Knightly to resolve instead of allowing her to explode in many obscenely wrong directions, the result would have been more satisfying. As it is, Helen has too many problems converging in one day for her to adequately work out.

Sebold (The Lovely Bones,etc.) once again navigates dark territory, this time the inner landscape of a middle-aged woman who impulsively kills her aged her divorce years earlier, year-old Helen, the mother of two grown daughters, has lived in the Pennsylvania town where she grew up.

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A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this unforgettable work by the author of T. The Almost Moon is a mature, salutary and timely novel. -- Helen Dunmore, The Times Exhilarating, unforgettable This is a remarkable novel in which every word is vital, each nuance felt Candid, gut-wrenching, at times horribly funny and often beautifully touching/5().

Remarkably, although the book unfolds within a hour period, the story never feels claustrophobic. The Almost Moon is incredibly fast-paced; it's the jittery, forceful story of a woman who sifts through her past to discover what brought her to such desperation.

Readers, in turn, are compelled to acknowledge some of their own darkest thoughts. Alice Sebold’s debut novel, The Lovely Bones, was a feel-good book about a terrible crime.

It operated via a kind of emotional S&M. The story of a year-old-girl narrating her own rape and. Alice Sebold, you say? Psychologically taxing, you say? Check out 'The Almost Moon' at The Book Depository: Almost Moon by Alice Sebold A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky.

Helen Knightly has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare. And as this electrifying novel opens, she steps over a boundary she never dreamt she would even Edition: The Almost Moon is the third book and second novel by American writer Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones.

It was released by Little, Brown and Company in .