Girl Who Chased the Moon

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Allen, Sarah Addison

The beloved, bestselling author of Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen brings her trademark blend of warmth and magic to this sparkling story of love, family, and secrets set in a quirky and irresistible small town in North Carolina.

After her mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Emily Benedict arrives in Mullaby, North Carolina, to live with the grandfather she doesn’t know, and quickly learns that it’s a very unusual place. In Mullaby, wallpaper can change its pattern, the dead leave messages in unexpected places, and mysterious lights streak across the night sky. The residents include Julia Winterson, who bakes sumptuous cakes each day in hopes of reconnecting with someone she’s lost; the curiously private Coffey family who, for some tantalizing reason, won’t leave home after dark; and Emily’s own astonishing grandfather. Little by little, the residents of Mullaby reveal the charms of their intertwined lives, and Emily discovers that even the most topsy-turvy of towns has a heart at the center.