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Moon Women by Pamela Duncan
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The book focuses on three generations of women living in a small town in North Carolina. Ashley is 19 years old, fresh out of rehab, and pregnant. Her mother, Ruth Ann, is recently divorced and struggling to adapt to the changes in her life. Marvelle, the family's 80-year-old matriarch, is starting to lose touch with reality. The story follows the relationship among the family members from the day that Ashley leaves rehab until she has her baby.

I grew up in rural Tennessee, and now I live in rural North Carolina, so the characters, language, and lifestyle all seemed very familiar. Duncan did a great job of describing the people and setting the scene: the characters in the book reminded me of people that I know. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy the story as well as the characters. It somehow seemed uneventful and overly dramatic at the same time. I did enjoy the book...I just feel like it could have been better.


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