Synopses & Reviews
A tale of music and memory and the journey into adulthood. Berie Carr recalls for us the summer of 1972, when she and her best friend, Sills, were 15. Driven by their restlessness, and making their own loose rules, they embark on a summer that both shatters and intensifies the bond between them.
"Moore isn't prolific, but she is proficient, powerful, and, to those who treasure her irony and skittish tenderness, precious. In her first novel since Anagrams (1986), Moore has deepened her palette and increased her discernment into the complex states of loneliness and lovingness....a needlepoint narrative in which each protective word is a stitch made with precision and a flash of light." Donna Seaman, Booklist
"Moore's account of a disillusioned American in Paris recounting a childhood friendship feels like rereading a diary entry about that first middle-school dance dreamy, tender, embarrassing, and endlessly enticing....Moore's voice sings and soars in this perfect little book too bad it ends so soon." Kirkus Reviews