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Moon Over Mandalay

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A light-hearted battle of the sexes plays out against a backdrop of the just-passed sixties, the pervasive whiff of marijuana and sounds of The Beatles, The Who, the Grateful Dead. This pursuit of dreams, love and romance may allow a forgiving peek at our human follies.
Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 25th 2008 by Busker
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Donald Schwartz
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have finished reading Moon Over Mandalay and enjoyed it immensely. I am not a literary maven. However, I have a simple criterion by which I judge a book of fiction which I am reading for pleasure. Quite simply, I ask myself whether I miss the characters and wish that I could continue to share their lives. When I finished Moon over Mandalay, I closed the book and felt that I had left a bunch of friends with whom I would like to keep in touch. The characters simply had come to life and their str ...more
An Odd1
Jun 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
** "Moon over Mandalay" is by Rhoda Rabinowitz-Green. A sweet light pretty young city piano-hopeful tries to teach "Hill Ape" country bumpkins brass band in a one-room with outhouses setting. A senior drama professor-type in their mixed group fixing up a decrepit old house gives in to his crush for her. The autobiographical influence is blatant, the author married an older dramatist. When lascivious images over-ride her lesson with a short dumpy professional, I started to skim. When her students ...more
Julie Brickman
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you want to relax into the hands of a fine writer and an upbeat, funny, sensitive novel, MOON OVER MANDALAY is the book to read. Set in the seventies, MOON follows a fascinating array of bright, aware characters, unexpectedly thrust into communal living, as they seek their paths in life and love. Everywhere there is music: classical contemporary; everywhere there is love: free or committed, always full of obstacles; and everywhere there is the wit of an author who cherishes beauty, comedy, ar ...more
Ava Arron
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you ever went to university and shared a house with roommates, if you love music, if you would enjoy sharing the lives of young, passionate, interesting and quirky people, you will enjoy this book. One of the things I liked about it is that all the characters are developed. The "supporting cast" each had their own story to tell and were as interesting and engaging as the main characters. The subplot of the rural Indiana high school students who were being taught music by April, the main chara ...more
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Delicious Romp! The Swinging Sixties! Were you there? We were, and loved Moon Over Mandalay, Rhoda Rabinowitz-Green's delicious, juicy, page-turning story of a mixed bag of characters sharing a ramshackle house appropriately dubbed The Ménage. Rabinowitz-Green is a terrific story teller who has nailed those years perfectly. You can go home again...."
Elizabeth Wood
Madison, NH, USA

Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. The prose and the plot are lively and inventive, the characters believable and fun. It's a very charming romantic comedy, never dull or predictable.
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Rhoda Rabinowitz Green's story collection, Aspects of Nature, was published (May 2016) by Inanna Publications, Toronto. Her novel, Moon Over Mandalay (Busker Books, Toronto, 2008) is currently listed on Goodreads. She has been published in journals such as The Louisville Review and The Fiddlehead, to name a few. One story was nominated for a Pushcart and another was a finalist in the 1994 Canadia ...more
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