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  • ISBN: 9780593359204
  • ISBN: 0593359208
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2023]

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"One woman fights to hold on to her friends, her family, and all that she holds dear as the battle over a Confederate statue divides her small-town Georgia community in this powerful novel from the author of The Sweet Taste of Muscadines. On the morning after Harry Cline's funeral, a rare ice storm hits the town of Wesleyan, Georgia. The community wakes up to find its controversial statue of Confederate general Henry Benning destroyed-and not by the weather. Half the town had wanted to remove the statue; the other half wanted to celebrate it. Now that the matter has been taken out of their hands, the town's long-simmering tensions are laid bare. Without Harry beside her, Marietta is left to question many of her preconceived ideas about her friends and family. Her childhood friend, Butter, has come to her aid in ways Marietta never expected, or asked for. Her sister-in-law, Glinda, is behaving completely out of character, and her brother, Macon, the top defense attorney in the Southeast, is determined to find those responsible for the damage to the statue and protect the legacy of Old Man Griffin, the owner of the park where it stood. Marietta longs to salvage these connections, but the world is changing and the divides can no longer be ignored. With a cast of poignant, relatable characters, When the Moon Turns Blue is a compassionate and timely novel about family, friendship, and what can happen when we discover that we don't particularly like the people we love"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    This lively novel begins with the funeral of Marietta's great love, Harry Cline, in Wesleyan, Georgia. Most of the town is either at the funeral or preparing for an impending ice storm. After the storm, the town wakes up to find that the statue of a Confederate general has been destroyed, ending the debate over whether to keep the statue or take it down. With the town frozen over, Marietta's home becomes a safe haven for Gordon, Marietta's childhood friend; Glinda, her sister-in-law, who is acting oddly after she embarrasses her husband, Macon, who is the top attorney in the area; and Butter, an old friend who returns to Marietta's life after being shunned by her years ago. Without Harry, Marietta finds herself finding comfort in her connections with her new housemates. This character-driven novel has a small-town feel, filled with compassionate people who are trying to navigate the ever-changing world and difficult issues of history and racism. Heartfelt and relatable characters make this a good match for fans of Mary Ellen Taylor. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

A lifelong southerner, Pamela Terry learned the power of storytelling at a very early age. For the past decade, Terry has been the author of the internationally popular blog From the House of Edward, which was named one of the top ten home blogs of the year by The Telegraph. She lives in Smyrna, Georgia, with her songwriter husband, Pat, and their two dogs, Andrew and George. She travels to the Scottish Highlands as frequently as possible.

Subject: Community life > Georgia > Fiction.
Small cities > Georgia > Fiction.
Soldiers' monuments > Social aspects > Fiction.
Interpersonal conflict > Fiction.
Georgia > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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