To See the Moon Again by Jamie Langston Turner
Published: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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The first step to letting go of the past is forgiving it…
Every day of her life Julia Rich lives with the memory of a horrible accident she caused long ago. In the years since, she has tried to hide her guilt in the quiet routine of teaching at a small South Carolina college, avoiding close relationships with family and would-be friends. But one day a phone call from Carmen, a niece she has never met, disrupts her carefully controlled world.
Carmen is a study in contrasts—comical yet wise, sunny yet contemplative, soft yet assertive. As she sets about gently drawing Julia from her self-imposed solitude into a place of hope, she also seeks her own peace for past mistakes.
Together, the two women embark on a journey that takes Julia far from the familiar comfort of home and gives Carmen the courage to open her heart. Together, their sightseeing trip turns into a discovery of truth, grace, redemption, and, finally, love…
About the Author
Jamie Langston Turner was born and raised in the South—Mississippi and Kentucky. She has lived in South Carolina for 43 years and currently teaches creative writing at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She began freelance writing in the early 1980s, and over the next ten years she wrote short stories, articles, plays, and poems for a variety of magazines as well as material for reading, science, history, music, and literature textbooks. Four of her novels have been finalists for the Christy Award, and two were named winners of the award in the category of contemporary fiction--A Garden to Keep in 2002 and Winter Birds in 2007. Winter Birds was also named as a best book for the year 2006 by both Christianity Today and Publishers Weekly.
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