The Pull of the Moon

The Pull of the Moon

Large Print - 1996
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Dear Martin,I'm sorry the note I left you was so abrupt. I just wanted you to know I was safe...I won't be back for awhile. I'm on a trip. I needed all of a sudden to go, without saying where, because I don't know where. I know this is not like me. I know that. But please believe me, I am safe and I am not crazy, I felt as though if I didn't do this I wouldn't be safe and I would be crazy...And can you believe this? I love you.NanSometimes you have to leave your life behind for a while to see it and really live it freshly again. In this luminous, exquisitely written novel, a woman follows the pull of the moon to find her way home. Sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, always honest, The Pull of the Moon is a novel about the journey of one woman -- and about the issues of the heart that transform the lives of all women.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1996.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780786208166
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 208 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Nov 11, 2018

This book was ok. I am new to reading again and it just didn't draw me in very well. It was good enough to finish but not one I would necessarily recommend to a friend.

Bazette Jun 15, 2017

LOVED this book. I read it in one sitting....I just couldn't break the continuity of the story. ...or should I say... I didn't want to break it. A "Must Read" for women who have come to that age of leaving the past of we consider "being young" and moving on to the future. I laughed and cried right along with Nan, the woman in the story. I went straight to the computer and ordered 3 books, one for each of my close girlfriends and one to keep on my shelf.

Apr 24, 2016

After reading this book, I was inspired to go on a road trip of my own! Very moving!

booklady413 Mar 10, 2015

An exploration of one's life in a touching way. Nan turns 50, leaves her husband a note saying that she is leaving to contemplate her life, and that she loves him and will be back. We take the trip with her and through journal entries and letters home to her husband, we examine her past, present and future.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

Recommended to me by a library patron, this novel by an American author who has gained a loyal following in the past couple of years was extremely engaging and enjoyable. Written as journal entries and letters home to her husband, a woman recently turned fifty examines her marriage and renews her interest in life while escaping on a kind of Thelma and Louise road trip.

May 20, 2013

Wonderful story. Lots to identify with. Kept my interest and made me want to curl up and keep reading until the end!

BugLady1 Apr 09, 2012

Loved this book! Although the main character Nan was a bit quirky sometimes, I found her easy to relate to, albeit a few times her actions seemed far fetched, yet, for the most part, the simple truths of marriage came through. Found this to be another light and easy read that had me wanting to know what was next. Hard to put this one down once I started it. Loved the letters and journal entries. What a great way to put the reader right into the story! Found myself wondering what Martin thought every time he received Nan's letters. Thanks for another good read!

May 02, 2010


Feb 06, 2010

Elizabeth Berg does a fabulous job of creating believeable characters involved in real life dilemas. This is very difficult to find, truth in everyday situations, people willing to expose the painful parts of our reality.
I'm not speaking of this book in particular but almost all of her books.


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