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The Pull of the Moon

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Not a novel about a woman leaving home, but . . . a human being finding her way back." —Chicago Tribune

"Turning 50 seems to turn women crazy. When Nan hits this mark, she hits the road, leaving behind her home and husband. Driving west from Boston, she consults only her own pleasure. And while this sounds easy, it is often arduous for Nan, who can hardly remember what her own pleasure is . . . The Pull of the Moon is upbeat from beginning to end." —Boston Sunday Globe

"Measured, delicate, and impossible to walk away from." —Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

Appearing for the first time in a trade edition, this novel from the bestselling author of "Range of Motion" is about a middle-age woman who begins an impromptu trek across the country and follows the pull of the moon to find her way home, writing down her thoughts in a leather journal.

About the Author

Elizabeth Berg first attempted to be published at age nine, when she submitted a poem called 'Dawn' to American Girl magazine. As she was rejected, she got into a snit and abandoned submitting (though not writing) for 25 years.

She was a registered nurse, a lead singer in a rock band, a waitress, an information clerk at a hotel, an actress in an improvisational theater group, and a secretary. Not all at once, of course. In 1985, she entered an essay contest at Parents Magazine and won. For seven years thereafter, she wrote personal essays and short stories for many magazines, including Redbook, The New York Times Magazine and New Woman. During that time, she was nominated for a National Magazine Award. She also wrote and delivered essays on Special Reports Television, and on 'Chronicle', a television news magazine in Boston.

In 1992, she published her first book, Family Traditions. Since then, she has written five novels: Durable Goods, Talk Before Sleep, (a finalist for the 1996 ABBY Award), Range of Motion, The Pull of the Moon (to be published in paperback next fall by Jove), and Joy School. She is at work on another novel, still writes an occasional essay, and still thinks fondly of all the jobs she had except for the time she had to wash chickens in a hospital cafeteria. She has two daughters who write at least as well as she does. Berg lives in Massachusetts, and would never want to live anywhere else, not even in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425176481
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Diary fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
106-127
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.03x5.14x.57 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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