The Girl Who Chased the Moon
by Sarah Addison Allen
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bantam (March 16, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553807218
- ISBN-13: 978-0553807219
Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.
Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes—which is a good thing, because Julia can’t seem to stop baking them. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also in the hope of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Flour, eggs, milk, and sugar . . . Baking is the only language the proud but vulnerable Julia has to communicate what is truly in her heart. But is it enough to call back to her those she’s hurt in the past?
Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.
About the Author
Sarah Addison Allen is the author of Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.
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There are few authors I anticipate getting a new title from and Sarah Addison Allen is one of them. I think she could take any kind of story and inject some magic into it. The Girl Who Chased the Moon is just that: magical. The stories Allen writes aren’t paranormal but just have a twist in them that makes them a little bit abnormal and she has a delightful way with words. I really wish that she had include some recipes with this book as the story centers around cakes and a little bit of barbeque that are so descriptive you can smell them.
There is one cake that truly stood out in the whole book and I hope this link is the correct recipe:
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