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The Moonflower Vine: A Novel (P.S.) Paperback – March 24, 2009
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About the Author
Jetta Carleton (1913-1999) moved from Holden, Missouri, to New York City to work as a television copywriter for national advertising agencies. Her widely beloved New York Times bestseller The Moonflower Vine was, until now, her only published novel.
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Top Customer Reviews
But each lifetime is only a piece in the puzzle of the Soames family until Callie, the strong, understated matriarch, who keeps the hardest secret of all; not until her story is told do all the others finally come together into a whole portrait, even though each story before hers seemed whole enough on its own. The book's title comes from the flowers that bloom for one night a year in the Ozarks, when the family reunites to watch them bloom for such a short season.Read more ›
I am just overwhelmed by the truth and honesty of this book. (And it's very funny in spots, too). Every single one of the characters feels as if they are alive and breathing inside the book. Do yourself a favor. Track down this book and read it. You will treasure it as I do now.
A friend recommended it to me because he had seen all the references to Oprah Winfrey connected to this book. I agree. If she ever reads it, watch out, world, because she will see to it that this book is reprinted and becomes famous.
Remember how you felt when you closed the covers of the best book you ever read? That's the way you'll feel when you've finished "The Moonflower Vine;" it's truly a classic.
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This book is in my top five favorites. I felt like I had discovered a hidden treasure. I hugged this book when I finished.Published 24 days ago by Miss
Loved this book, and recommended for our book club. Step back in time to a well written family saga.Published 2 months ago by Jloon
Favorite book for 60 years! Recommend it as a delightful Summer read. Will make you want to plant Moonflowers in your own back yard!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Throughout this novel, one discovers the inner life of a southern family and the mentality of a strong woman trying to overcome life's journey. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this book. Each new section brought unexpected twists and turns.Published 3 months ago by Cynthia Stica
I loved the sense of time and place and the development of the characters.Published 5 months ago by Mary McDermott
I first read this 3 years ago and loved it. Recently wanted to read it again to see how it was put together. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Judith S. Klein
Really felt this book had strong writing-almost lyrical. Loved the character developmentPublished 8 months ago by pam west
Interestingly written, old fashioned but with a twist. I'm glad it was rediscovered.Published 10 months ago by Susan Linden