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A Face in the Moon Paperback – April 26, 2000
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A Face in the Moon may be an eye-opener for readers not themselves of Jack Lohman's generation. -- Bob Koch, WXXI-FM Radio
A Shakespearean-like tale with a twist. A story readers won't soon forget -- Patricia Ann Jones, Critic's Corner, August, 2001
A fine read, and well worth your time. -- Denise M. Clark, The Road to Romance, March, 2003
An emotionally deep story...[that] demonstrates Mitchell Waldman's tremendous talent for genuine characters in real life settings... -- Harriet Klausner, at, among other places, BookReview.com
An intense emotional, compelling read. . . a book that... everyone could enjoy reading, no matter what their usual preferences. -- Booknet, September, 2001
Excellent read! Very highly recommended. A well written, entertaining work. -- Molly Martin, Scribes World, October, 2001
Intensely introspective . . . spans a spectrum of emotions from ecstasy to despair . . . [does well] in mak[ing] an emotional connection with readers. -- P.J. Nunn, The Charlotte Austin Review, July, 2000
It's a harsh reality to know what's in this book happens in real life. Read with open heart and mind. -- Lisa at the Book Review Cafe, April, 2002
About the Author
His stories, poetry, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including, among others, The Faircloth Review, The Battered Suitcase, Foliate Oak, Waterhouse Review, Eunonia Review, The Brooklyn Voice, The Big Stupid Review, The Houston Review, Milk Sugar, The Legendary, Litsnack, Connotation Press, Red Fez, Wind Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, Eclectic Flash, eFiction Magazine, Poetpourri, Mobius, The Hazmat Review, Poetry Motel, The Advocate, Desperate Act, The Rochester Times-Union, and in the anthologies, BEYOND LAMENT: POETS OF THE WORLD BEARING WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST (Northwestern University Press, 1998), AMERICA REMEMBERED (Virgogray Press, 2010), MESSAGES FROM THE UNIVERSE (iUniverse, 2002), LOOKING BEYOND (Scars Publications, 2011), PROMINENT PEN (Scars Publications, 2011), and GREEN (MLM, 2010).
Waldman is also the Fiction Editor for Blue Lake Review (bluelakereview.weebly.com), and was co-editor (with Diana L. May) of the anthologies WOUNDS OF WAR: POETS FOR PEACE (PublishAmerica, 2006), and HIP POETRY 2012 (Wind Publications, 2012).
His book reviews have appeared at Scribes World and Midwest Book Review.
Waldman has also written numerous legal articles in American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence 2d, and other legal publications.
Mitchell lives in Rochester, New York, with his wife, Diana May-Waldman, author of the poetry collection, A WOMAN'S SONG.
For more information on Mitchell's and Diana's books and writings, see their web page at: mitchwaldman.homestead.com
- Publisher : iUniverse, Inc; 0 edition (April 26, 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 523 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0595091075
- ISBN-13 : 978-0595091072
- Item Weight : 1.79 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.32 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,960,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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She is no shrinking violet. The pair also have little if anything in common, nonetheless their relationship grows into something more than either expected. Jack learns to love and discovers the brassy Loni has a softer side as well. Will she be able to accept the true devotion he is offering.
A FACE IN THE MOON presents a sad lonely young man readers are sure to enjoy getting to know, and will cheer him on in his search for happiness. The insecurities plaguing Jack and Loni threatens to rupture their relationship when a series of unforeseen events keeps the young pair apart. Jack in Austin, Texas treasures each letter he receives from Loni during her stay in England. The wedding of his brother and birth of a tiny nephew, the son of his sis helps Jack to put his life in focus.
Excellent read! `This is a cannot put it down until I have finished the last chapter' tale from the opening line right down to the last chapter. Mitchell Waldman has crafted a delightful offering in his presentation novel. Told in the first person, which is my least favorite type of writing, A FACE IN THE MOON is a well written, entertaining work.
I rarely comment on book covers, however, for this marvelous delivery I must. The cover is so intriguing I had to begin reading this book as soon as I received it. Writer Waldman shows great talent for developing characters who are people you feel you know, then placing them in life settings we can all understand and believe. The struggle his Jack and Loni must battle is well crafted in this intriguing tale. Waldman applies skill in his flowing narrative complete with a skillful portrayal of their psychological grapplings
Reviewed by Molly Martin
Unlike Jack, Loni has experienced too much of life in short time. Her virginity went three years ago and a string of lovers have followed. Jack and Loni have nothing in common yet she teaches him how to love and be loved at the same time his deep feelings for her freeze her like a deer in headlights. Though she was his mentor, Jack wonders if his beloved teacher can ever accept someone loving her for herself?
A FACE IN THE MOON is more than a coming of age story. Instead, it is an emotionally deep story that takes the reader so deep inside a lonely, sad young man readers will hold their breath knowing that they cannot escape until the book is finished. The story line focuses on the new love between Jack and Loni by leaving the audience to wonder if their relationship can survive the external attacks from friends and society and the internal battles caused by major insecurities. With more novels like his debut tale that demonstrates Mitchell Waldman tremendous talent for genuine characters in real life settings, the author will not remain faceless for very long.
The author was very skilled in drawing the reader into the story, teasingly giving just enough to make your heart race and a slight fever rise. When you reached the climax of the novel you came away feeling immensely satisfied. I am impressed with Mr. Waldman's writing style. It speaks of a man at ease with himself and his own sexuality. I found that sex can be more than an action in a dark seedy room, sex can be a beautiful, transcending experience that happens between two people who love one another. The amazing thing is that it doesn't matter where it occurs, only that it takes place where there is love and affection between two human beings looking for meaning in this hellish world. I will read this book again and again, I believe that no matter how many times I read it, I will always come away with some deeper appreciation of the beauty of life.