Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon” as Want to Read:
This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon is a life in stories, the life of Margaret Mackenzie, a woman whom the reader comes to love. Weaving back and forth across the years, these stories invite us in, they tell us secrets, whisper mysteries, allowing us to know and feel deep joy, distinct sorrow, the silliness and rich meaning, in the living of one precious lifetime. ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published August 27th 2012 by Hawthorn Press (first published January 1st 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Daniel Bullen
Dec 14, 2011 Daniel Bullen rated it it was amazing
The writing in these stories does what good writing always does: it gives the reader more than a story, it give the reader an exacting set of eyes, an exacting language of judgment, and the faith that transcends it. Her stories make you want to live with those eyes on your life—the characters’ eyes, the author’s. They make you want to be brave and heroic and compassionate and tenacious in your own faith—regardless of what you believe in. They make you want to meet heroic people, who’ll see that ...more
Pamela
Nov 27, 2012 Pamela rated it it was amazing
A delightful read! Interesting, humorous and soulful characters. I usually shy away from short story collections but this one captured my attention as it follows the wise main character throughout the love-hate relationships of her life. This is one to read again and again as you ponder the many questions of life.
Patricia Geller
Jun 27, 2012 Patricia Geller rated it it was amazing
I loved this book of short stories. It had some of the best lines that it made me want to go buy the book so I could refer to them again. I read it in one day and wished there were more stories. Will go find her other books.
Robin
Nov 30, 2012 Robin rated it liked it
I got this book after reading one of her stories in The Sun, "You Choose." I think she's a really good writer but I didn't like this collection quite as much as I had hoped, maybe it was just how grim many of them were. I thought the last story, "Final Dispositions," was quite good.
Margerywieder
Mar 18, 2014 Margerywieder rated it it was amazing
Alice Munro's blurb on the cover says it all: "These stories won me over at once, heart and mind together." I laughed and I cried. Loved this book!
Charlie Schnell
Charlie Schnell rated it liked it
Feb 09, 2015
Richard
Richard rated it liked it
Oct 19, 2016
Ellen
Ellen rated it it was amazing
Oct 24, 2011
Diana
Diana rated it it was ok
Jul 04, 2014
Karen
Karen rated it it was amazing
May 19, 2013
Corinne
Corinne rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2014
Amy
Amy rated it really liked it
Dec 03, 2014
Jessica Orndorff
Jessica Orndorff rated it really liked it
Jun 10, 2013
Beth
Beth rated it liked it
Jun 03, 2014
Faith Seddon
Faith Seddon rated it really liked it
Jul 02, 2013
Penny
Penny rated it liked it
Sep 22, 2014
Jeremy
Jeremy rated it liked it
Jun 07, 2012
Jendi
Jendi rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2011
Sue
Sue rated it liked it
Apr 04, 2014
Judi Wigren
Judi Wigren rated it liked it
Feb 15, 2015
Ben
Ben rated it liked it
Jan 16, 2016
Danielle
Danielle rated it did not like it
Dec 07, 2013
Bebop2
Apr 16, 2014 Bebop2 rated it it was amazing
So exciting to discover such an excellent, perceptive writer. Fantastic book!
Iris Lippert
Iris Lippert rated it really liked it
Dec 28, 2013
Tess
Tess rated it did not like it
Sep 04, 2012
Arlene Agree
Arlene Agree rated it it was amazing
Aug 25, 2012
Jan Raymond
Jan Raymond rated it really liked it
Aug 15, 2016
Bob Cofield
Bob Cofield rated it really liked it
Dec 18, 2015
Mark
Mark rated it really liked it
Oct 02, 2016
Eileen Connelly
Eileen Connelly rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Book of Small
  • The Pink Institution
  • Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary
  • Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow
  • The Call
  • Over the Plain Houses
  • I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere
  • Toward You
  • Thelonious Rising
  • A Bevy of Beasts
  • The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New: A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers
  • Tehran Noir
  • This Side Of The Sky
  • The Last River Child
  • The Lists Of The Past
  • Search Party: Stories of Rescue
  • The Strange Case of Rachel K
  • Gandhi

Share This Book