The “Moon women” are three generations of women of the Moon family in western North Carolina. Ruth Ann Moon’s life changes suddenly when her mother and her daughter move in with her. Her mother, the family matriarch Marvelle Moon, is beginning to show the frailties of her age, while her daughter Ashley is three months pregnant, unmarried, and just out of rehab. The novel unfolds over the course of Ashley’s pregnancy as each of the women adjusts to life together, and to their changing roles in the family.
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