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The Half Moon
The Half Moon: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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From the beloved author of the triumphant New York Times bestseller Ask Again, Yes comes a magnificently told novel about the complexities of marriage, family, longing, and desire. Malcolm Gephardt, the handsome and gregarious longtime bartender at the Half Moon, has always dreamed of owning a bar. When his boss is finally ready to retire, Malcolm is inspired to buy the place. He sees unquantifiable magic and potential in the Half Moon and hopes to make it a bigger successbut quickly realizes that his customers dont like change and that making a profit wont be easy. Malcolms wife Jess is smart, confident, and has dedicated herself to her law career. But after years of trying to have a baby, shes struggling to accept the idea that motherhood may not be in the cards for her. Like Malcolm, she feels her youth beginning to slip away, and while her hopes and expectations fall short of the current reality, she wonders how to reshape her life. Taking place over the course of one tumultuous weekwhen Malcolm learns shocking news about Jess, a patron of the bar goes missing, and their town gets hit by a massive blizzardaward-winning author Mary Beth Keanes skilled storytelling and generous spirit are on full display as she carefully explores a marriage in crisis, what it takes to make a life with another person, and the true meaning of family.
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This is both heart wrenching and heart warming. Jess and Malcom marry quickly and she endures IVF in a futile attempt to conceive. He opens a bar and becomes entrenched in its action and finances, forcing Jess to look for love and companionship elsewhere. Fast-paced and gritty, the novel explores the complex relationships found in everyday life and love!
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I liked this even more than Ask Again, Yes.
It‘s about relationships and choices. Put it on your tbr for May!

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