Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

The Almost Moon

by Alice Sebold

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on The Almost Moon

Alice Sebold’s second novel is as moving and beautifully written as her first,The Lovely Bones. She takes some very sad and disturbing subject matter and writes about it in a way that completely captivates the reader. This is a story of mental illness and how difficult relationships can be under these circumstances, torn between love and hate, devotion and resentment. An engrossing novel, movingly told.

The Almost Moon Synopsis

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 approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it also seems like the fulfilment of a lifetime’s buried desire.

Over the next twenty-four hours, her life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads.

The Almost Moon Press Reviews

‘Sebold writes brilliantly . . . 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 . . . The genius which guides The Almost Moon is its absolute, horrible, multiple truths; its staggering clarity’ Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

 

‘As moving as it is unquestionably gripping’ Observer

If you loved this, you might like these...

Roar
Lyrebird
Watching Edie
Lyrebird

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780330451352
Publication date: 03/10/2008
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780330451321
Publication date: 16/10/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330451352
Publication date: 3rd October 2008
Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Alice Sebold

Alice Sebold is the author of the memoir Lucky. She has been chosen by the Village Voice as a Writer on the Verge and has written for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in California with her husband, Glen David Gold.Photograph © Jerry Bauer 

More About Alice Sebold

More Books By Alice Sebold

Cover for The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Cover for The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
View All Books By Alice Sebold

Share this book