Moon Women

Moon Women Review

In the lush North Carolina foothills, the Moon women have put down roots: matriarch Marvelle Moon, who’s losing her grip on the world after more than eighty years of life; her daughters, Ruth Ann and Cassandra; and Ruth Ann’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Ashley, fresh out of rehab, unmarried, and three months pregnant. Despite Ruth Ann’s best efforts to live a life that’s all her own, her family is coming together around her. Marvelle and Ashley need a place to live and Ruth Ann is unable to turn them away; and her womanizing ex-husband has been coming around again, dredging up the past. Now a flurry of outbursts, emotions, and outrages is shattering Ruth Ann’s separate peace.

For here is Ashley, who has spent nineteen years running furiously away from home, now finding herself on a strange journey with her unraveling grandmother. And here is Cassandra, protected by layers of obesity and loneliness, wondering how to put magic back in her life. And Marvelle, slowly losing touch with reality, privately contemplating the story of her life and the secret that would change everything for everyone—if they only knew.... By turns fierce and tender, harrowing and heartbreaking, Moon Women resonates with emotional power, holding us captive under its beguiling spell.

Title:Moon Women
Edition Language:English

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    Moon Women Reviews

  • Debby

    Moon Women is Pamela Duncan's debut novel. What a captivating, heartwarming and funny story with a great cast of characters!! It's about 3 generations of the Moon family women - grandma, mom and her y...

  • DeB MaRtEnS

    Long, long ago... I read this novel. I forgot that I had read it, and I read it again, in 2012. I have never reviewed it... Just one of those books from days before I did so, but it has never left me....

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    I know these women. Actually, some of them are kinfolk. And I love these people; you can't help but love these ladies. Trouble comes and the women deal with it, over and over and over. Recommended....

  • Diane

    I love books about generations of women, their interactions, their struggles, their conflicts, and the love they share within a family. This is just such a book, about the grandmother, Marvelle Moon, ...

  • BB

    This is a story of three generations. The location, North Carolina, is a very predominate character in the story. I honestly don't know if I would have liked it as much as I did if it was set in any ...

  • Linda  Branham Greenwell

    This is a book describing the interactions between 3 generations of women ... their eccentricities and relationships.A lot of time is spent on character development... but their characters are each in...

  • Donna

    A light, enjoyable read. No surprises (well, maybe one), no horror, no evil. Just a story about three generations of North Carolina women and their men and family joys and heartaches. Written in the d...

  • Susan

    This book is about three generations of women of the Moon family who live in the mountains of North Carolina. We have the youngest girl, Ashley 19, who has been in all kinds of trouble and ends up pre...

  • Liz

    The book was about 3 generations of the Moon women - with the grandmother, Marvelle Ann; the mother, Ruth Ann, and her sister, Cassandra; and the teenager, Ashley Ann. Marvelle is an eighty-two-year-o...

  • Cindy

    What a delightful book! Three generations of Moon women living together and each has a story to tell. The characters are so interesting that you want to hug each and every one of them! I highly recomm...