The Owl & Moon Cafe

The Owl & Moon Cafe

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A tale featuring women from four generations of the Moon family finds matriarch Gammy Bess limiting her kind nature to the days on which she wins bingo games, Allegra driving her daughter Mariah crazy with her numerous protest rallies and boyfriends, and twelve-year-old Lindsay struggling with her high IQ and romantic fantasies about Carl Sagan. By the author of Bad Girl Creek. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
After losing her teaching position at the local university, Mariah Moon will do anything to keep her gifted twelve-year-old daughter, Lindsay, in a prestigious private school -- which means moving in with her mother and grandmother in an apartment above The Owl & Moon Café.

When her mother, Allegra, is diagnosed with leukemia, Mariah rises to the challenge of running the café: mastering her mother's famous fudge and chatting up customers -- including a man who might just reawaken her heart. Meanwhile, Lindsay's controversial entry in a major national science contest creates a minor maelstrom in the cosseted Monterey Bay community. And Allegra, with one last great love affair in her, will revisit a man she loved so many years ago, and disclose the biggest secret of the Moon family: the identity of Mariah's father.

Will the Moon women recognize this as the moment to do away with their family history of dubiously fathered children, and learn to forgive others and themselves in order to move forward? In her poignant new novel, bestselling author Jo-Ann Mapson explores the complexities of love and family with the keen eye and stylistic grace that have made her books perennial favorites.

Baker
& Taylor

A tale featuring women from four generations of the Moon family finds matriarch Gammy Bess limiting her kind nature to the days on which she wins bingo games, Allegra driving her daughter Mariah crazy with her numerous protest rallies and boyfriends, and twelve-year-old Lindsay struggling with her high IQ and romantic fantasies about Carl Sagan.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743266413
0743266412
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 21 cm

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daysleeper236
Feb 17, 2012

A female-focused family drama reminiscent of Gilmore Girls. Loved it.

skylars Aug 25, 2011

Good story about four generations of women in a family that overcome their problems with each other, and come to grow in love. Referenced "Bad Girl Creek".

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chicken0
Jan 15, 2011

This book reminds you to enjoy life.

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