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The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
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This book was fun to read, very light, with somewhat predictable characters and a somewhat predictable outcome, but enjoyable nonetheless.

This book focuses on Emily, the granddaughter returning to the small town of Mullaby after her mother's death, and Julia, a woman who returned after her father's death. Julia had run from town to escape her history; Emily never knew anything about the town or her mother's history there until she arrives to live with Grandpa Vance.

Like Garden Spells (the author's first book), magic is just part of the tapestry of the town where these characters live. Also, in keeping with the theme, the main characters are women who are trying to rediscover/reconnect with their authentic selves and discover that they can do so right in the small town where they grew up. Particularly at the Big Moments, the author insists on bashing the reader over the head with the Message: "To think, after all this time, after all the searching and all the waiting, after all the regret and the time she'd spent away, she came back to find that happiness was right where she'd left it."

But the book is just clever enough and just enough fun to be enjoyable rather than horribly annoying.
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Reading Progress

January 21, 2010 – Shelved
January 21, 2010 – Shelved as: first-reads
Started Reading
February 9, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010-read
February 9, 2010 – Finished Reading

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