The Almost Moon

The Almost Moon

By Alice Sebold

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316067362, 291pp.

Publication Date: September 2008

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 her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over the next twenty-four hours, this searing, fast-paced novel explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the fluidity and strength of voice that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.

About the Author
Alice Sebold is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novelsThe Lovely Bones, The Almost Moon, andLucky, a memoir. She won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2002 and the ABA Book of the Year Award in 2003, both for The Lovely Bones. The book was also made into a movie starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, and Saoirse Ronan.She is a graduate of Syracuse University, the University of Houston, and the University of California, Irvine. Sebold lives in California with her husband, the novelist Glen David Gold.