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The Moonflower Vine (P.S.)


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ISBN13: 9780061673238
ISBN10: 0061673234
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A timeless American classic rediscovered—an unforgettable saga of a heartland family

On a farm in western Missouri during the first half of the twentieth century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves and raise four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts. Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man. Mary Jo will escape to New York. And wild child Mathy's fate will be the family's greatest tragedy. Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgive—and, ultimately, they will come to cherish all the more fiercely the bonds of love that hold the family together.


It's hard to say which is more surprising: that Jetta Carleton's "The Moonflower Vine" is her first novel, that it's her only published novel — or that it's essentially been forgotten. When it first came out, in 1962, the book was a critical success and a best-seller. Yet this sweeping family drama set in rural Missouri in the early part of the 20th century might have remained a collector's item were... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

Jetta Carleton (1913-1999) was born in Holden, Missouri, and earned a master's degree at the University of Missouri. She worked as a schoolteacher, a radio copywriter in Kansas City, and a television advertising copywriter in New York City, and she ran a small publishing house with her husband in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Moonflower Vine is her only published novel.

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Tedra, January 9, 2010 (view all comments by Tedra)
What? You haven't read this book yet? Read it now before it gains the literary fame it deserves! Everyone in the book has their own truth. Set in the mid-west during hard times, each character tries to be true to themselves and true to the family. We get to see the inner struggles that take place and make this a family.
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LibraryLady200, March 23, 2009 (view all comments by LibraryLady200)
I have collected a few tattered copies of this book over the last 40 years. I loan them only to trusted friends. It is one of my top books and I reread it every summer.

I am thrilled that another generation of book lovers will get to enjoy this treasure.
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Carleton, Jetta
Harper Perennial
by Jetta Carleton
Farm life
Domestic fiction
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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8.06x5.28x.81 in. .53 lbs.

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