Ann Tatlock I'll Watch the Moon

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I'll Watch the Moon

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“Tatlock continues to weave 20th-century history into absorbing, finely crafted literary tales." -Library Journal

A single mother embittered by an abusive marriage. An adventurous 14-year old son and the 10-year old daughter who adores him. A boarder in the house, a war refugee with a murky past. It’s the summer of 1948, hot, and Polio stalks the children, taking them one by one. When it strikes the son, she wonders if he will be in an iron lung the rest of life? And when redemption comes, it arrives from a most unexpected source.

Winner of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association award for General Fiction Winner of Best in Genre from the Library Journal



General Content (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature.

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Ann Tatlock is a full-time writer who has also worked as an assistant editor for Decision Magazine. A graduate of Oral Roberts University with an M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College Graduate School, she has published numerous articles. All the Way Home is her third novel. She and her husband, Bob, along with their daughter, Laura Jane, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"This is a moving and wonderfully encouraging novel...one of the most realistic and significant ones I've read, and one that leaves a great inspiration and message of trust in God for the outcome of all things...I highly recommend it."
-- Renownmagazine.com

"In post-World War II America, nine-year-old Nova Tierney worries about Russian bombs, but mostly she wants to find a suitable candidate to marry her mother and give her a new "pa." Catherine, a tormented soul, is terrified that the polio epidemic will touch her children. When it does strike Nova's 13-year-old brother, Dewey, Catherine weathers the blow via an unlikely friendship with a concentration camp survivor. Dewey's dream is to be the first man to land on the moon, and Nova promises to "watch the moon" for him until he gets better. In her third novel, Tatlock continues to weave 20th-century history into absorbing, finely crafted literary tales with issues of spirituality springing naturally from the text. For all collections and readers who enjoy realistic and hopeful family dramas."
-- Library Journal

"Sometimes the greatest love is between two people whose hearts are someplace else," writes Tatlock. I'll Watch the Moon, set in 1948, is the beautiful and uplifting story of a family's relationship with a Polish holocaust survivor, Josef Karski. Told from a 9-year-old girl's point of view, this book builds slowly, lyrically, and inexorably to a heart-wrenching yet faith-affirming climax. I'll Watch the Moon evocatively communicates the characters' struggles with the problem of evil and the meaning of the Gospel, all the while transforming a story of single motherhood, abuse, and polio into a thoroughly satisfying read. This is novel with staying power.
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Ann Tatlock has sure made me into an instant FAN with this wonderfully sweet, moving, TRUE story! I loved the historical fiction aspect of the story outlining the polio epidemic and the influenza outbreaks from our not-so-distant-past. I was also touched by the sweet, tender relationship between siblings with a less than perfect mother. This is a MUST read for those who have lost FAITH in mankind as well as the Almighty/Providence!! Get ready to stay up all night with this one! A wonderful gift for anyone on your holiday list!!
- D. Tinkham

This was a very good book. This is a serious book about character and wondering about God in the hard times. I will be putting this book on the list of books I'd like my grown children to read/have. Along with "To Kill A Mockingbird". I got this one from the library, but I will be buying a copy now.
- SP

I enjoyed this book so much! A warm story of family relationships and caring friends. I will recommend this book and this author to all my reading friends.
- Linda Murphree

This book is a definite delight. So very captivating and just try to put it down. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Okay, I'm not a mental case. BUT this story will sound like I am. I started "I'll watch the Moon" and could not put it down. I read the entire book in 7 hours, I was completely engrossed with the family. Here's where I may seem crazy. When I went to bed that night, I included the characters on my prayer list. I had never done that before, but they became so real to me. Ann Tatlock is amazing.
- Cecil Stokes

This is a wonderfully told story of life, death, despair and hope, in uncertain times of the post WWII era. The relationship between young Nova and her family and friends is realistic and endearing. I was struck by the closeness between her and her older, teenage brother. She idolizes him and he truly loves her. The most touching moments for me, however, are between Nova and Josef, each providing a source of comfort and encouragement to the other. The story of hatred, loss and forgiveness are entwined in a heartwarming lesson of God's love.
- TSW

This is an incredible story of love and forgiveness. I will recommend this book to everyone I know! I can't remember the last time I read such a moving, touching story. - B. Anderson This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. From the first page, I couldn't put it down. It's excellently written and the characters are people I'll forever remember.
- C. Dejean

Heartwarming book dealing with facing the disappointments in life. Deals with the following themes: support of friendship and family, the reality of tragedy in our lives. The characters come alive on the pages. Excellent, captivating and well written book. I can't wait to read other books by Ann Tatlock! - Joan R

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Book Description Lighthouse Publishing. Paperback. Condition: New. 370 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 1.0in.The tender story of a polio victim and her friendship with an Auschwitz survivor who dreams of becoming the first man on the moon. From Publishers Weekly When polio stalked Minnesota in 1948, fear was every mothers constant companion, as Tatlock (All the Way Home) shows in this well-written story for the evangelical Christian market. Young Nova Tierney and her older brother, Dewey, live a mostly idyllic life despite sharing living space with a motley assortment of tenants at the boarding house run by their Aunt Dortha and mother, Catherine. Dewey, nicknamed Galileo for his love of astronomy, dreams of some day walking on the moon, and he and Nova spend many happy hours looking at the night sky together in their backyard. When Dewey is hospitalized with polio, Nova promises to watch the moon for him (thus the title) until he is well. But will he recover In her bitterness over a childhood secret, her late husbands infidelity and her sons desperate illness, his mother turns her back on God. Sometimes, I wonder how we all go on living, she muses. Hope begins to return when she strikes up a friendship with boarder and Auschwitz survivor Josef Karski. Meanwhile, Nova exchanges letters with her brother and dreams of having a father again. She takes comfort in the stars: as long as the moon was in its place and the stars were burning and the planets were moving through their spheres. . . everything was all right. This beautiful story laced with hope, redemption and forgiveness should find wide appeal among CBA readers. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description Award-winning novelist Ann Tatlock once again lovingly crafts a story that will touch readers hearts while illuminating a powerful spiritual truth. Ill Watch the Moon is the story of Catherine Tierney, angry at a God whom she no longer believes exists, and her painful journey back to faith. It is also the story of her friendship with Josef Karski, who teaches her how to trust in God as he reveals his own story of surviving the horrors of Auschwitz. And finally, it is the story of Nova Tierney, Catherines daughter, and the threads that bind their lives together. Ann Tatlock has skillfully and gracefully wove a tale readers wont soon forget. WINNER, Midwest Independent Publishers Association, First Place-General Fiction, 2003 WINNER, Best of Genre - Christian Fiction: Library Journal, 2003 ACrossings Book Club Selection, 2003 A Recorded Books Selection, 2003 Norwegian edition published by Lunde Forlag; Oslo, Norway, 2007 Reviews of this book -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a moving and wonderfully encouraging novel. . . one of the most realistic and significant ones Ive read, and one that leaves a great inspiration and message of trust in God for the outcome of all things. . . I highly recommend it. -- Renownmagazine. com In post-World War II America, nine-year-old Nova Tierney worries about Russian bombs, but mostly she wants to find a suitable candidate to marry her mother and give her a new pa. Catherine, a tormented soul, is terrified that the polio epidemic will touch her children. When it does strike Novas 13-year-old brother, Dewey, Catherine weathers the blow via an unlikely friendship with a concentration camp survivor. Deweys dream is to be the first man to land on the moon, and Nova promises to watch the moon for him until he gets better. In her third novel, Tatlock continues to weave 20th-century history into absorbing, finely crafted literary tales with issues of spirituality springing naturally from the text. For all collections and readers who enjoy realistic and hopeful family dramas. -- Library Journal This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780983319627

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