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The Girl Who Chased the Moon

de Sarah Addison Allen

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Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew--a reclusive, real-life gentle giant--she realizes that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life.… (més)
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    The Sugar Queen de Sarah Addison Allen (brightbel)
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Es mostren 1-5 de 197 (següent | mostra-les totes)
I have to admit I am a sucker for the books of Sarah Addison Allen. Firstly, they are about The South and there is usually a thread of gentility somewhere. Secondly, they are magical with a very light touch. Lastly,they are romances in an old fashioned sense of romance. Go on, read one and escape for a while. ( )
  PattyLee | Dec 14, 2021 |
I came across this book/author in a thread titled "Books that are paranormal but not too paranormal". This is my first time reading anything by Sarah Addison Allen.

I liked it well enough but I am unlikely to seek out more by her. It's a little too soft/sweet/cheesy for me. I think it would be considered a beach read. There are no notes that need to be taken and nothing quotable for me. So an easy read. Also it is close to being a YA book. One MC is in HS the second MC is in her early 30's but she is not complex and is still heavily focused on "wounds" experienced in HS. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm going to tag it YA/teen.

I became aware of "magical realism" with Alice Hoffman stories and I would likely pick up a book of hers over this author next time I'm presented with a choice.

The title is a stretch. ( )
  Seayla2020 | Aug 22, 2021 |
Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book that I bought for Kindle.

Story (4/5): This wasn't as good as "Garden Spells" or "The Sugar Queen" but it was still a well done magical realism read set in a small town setting. The story is mostly about these two women trying to find their way through life and find love in this small town. However, there are some heavy secrets that haunt both them and that haunt the town of Mullaby...some of these secrets are strange and magical in nature.

Characters (4/5): You follow two main characters. Emily is sixteen and trying to recover from her mother’s death, she hopes Mullaby will hold some secrets to her mother’s mysterious past. The other, Julia, is in her lower 30's and was drawn back to Mullaby by the death of her father. Julia has a plan to sell her father’s restaurant and get on with her life outside of Mullaby, but events from her past are haunting her. Both characters are displaced and either new or just temporary to the town of Mullaby. The side characters are just as interesting as the two main ones, I enjoyed them all.

Setting (4/5): I enjoyed the setting of Mullaby. It’s a modern small town setting with some magical secrets. It is beautifully described and has a sort of peace to it.

Writing Style (4/5): I always enjoy the peaceful tone to Allen’s book and the beautiful descriptions. She does an amazing job of blending in subtle magical realism to a mysterious story. She also does a great job with characterization, making character complex, easy to relate to and believable. This was a feel good book that pulls the reader through with a good mystery. I did think the big reveal was a bit lackluster but I enjoyed the story and writing style as a whole, so ended up enjoying this.

My Summary (4/5): Overall I enjoyed this and am happy to have read it. It didn’t feel quite as magical as “Garden Spells” and the flow was a bit off (maybe just too much switching between characters). Still, I did enjoy it and would recommend it to those who enjoy peaceful mysterious stories set in small towns that have a bit of magical realism added in. I plan on checking out the rest of Allen’s books as time goes on. I think I have “The Peach Keeper” and “Lost Lake” to read still. ( )
  krau0098 | May 19, 2021 |
If you are having a bad day, just read Sarah Addison Allen. The day will grow brighter straight away! ( )
  Clarissa_ | May 11, 2021 |
This was a sweet, sweet book. I was immediately hooked into the story line and the characters were all quirky and mysterious. It was a nice light break from usual fare. However I was ultimately disappointed with the ending. I expected more after such lovely build. And yet somehow it was also good for me to read a book where the ending is perhaps not some gigantic, powerful, Hollywood climax. Sweet, simple fluff that made me want to bake! ( )
  ColourfulThreads | Feb 18, 2021 |
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Allen's latest (after The Sugar Queen) takes the familiar setup of a young protagonist returning to the small town where her elusive mother was raised, and subverts it by sprinkling just enough magic into the narrative to keep things lively but short of saccharine. Seventeen-year-old Emily Benedict, intent on learning more about her mother, Dulcie, moves in with her grandfather, but is disappointed to find that her grandfather doesn't want to talk much about Dulcie. She soon discovers, though, that many still hold a grudge against Dulcie for the way she treated an old sweetheart before dumping him and disappearing. Luckily, Dulcie's high school adversary, Julia Winterson, back in town to pay down her deceased father's debt, takes a shine to Emily. She's working another quest as well: baking cakes every day with the hope that they'll somehow attract the daughter she gave up for adoption years ago. There are love interests, big family secrets, and magical happenings (color-changing wallpaper, mysterious lights) aplenty as Allen charts the spiraling inter-generational stories, bringing everything together in an unexpected way.
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To the memory of famous gentle giant Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918-1940). At the time of his death at age twenty-two, he was eight feet eleven inches tall - a world record that has never been broken.
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Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew--a reclusive, real-life gentle giant--she realizes that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life.

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