Category Archives: Duncan, Pamela

Pamela Duncan. The Big Beautiful. New York: Dial Press, 2007.

This sequel to Moon Women continues when Cassandra Moon skips out on her wedding, jumps in the limousine and races away from her groom, her family, and the North Carolina mountains. Her escape does not go smoothly, however, and she has to be rescued when the limo breaks down. Realizing that she must start her life anew, Cassandra ends up in the beach town of Salter Path, N.C. where she may have found the love of her life.

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Pamela Duncan. Plant Life. New York: Delacorte Press, 2003.

This novel is largely the story of a group of women who work in the textile mill in the fictional Piedmont town of Russell, N.C. The town and its residents are seen through the fresh perspective of newly divorced Laurel Granger, who has returned to Russell after fifteen years in Las Vegas. As Laurel struggles to cope with her aging mother and begins to find romance again, she is comforted by the friendship and understanding of the women she works alongside at the mill. Plant Life won the 2003 Sir Walter Raleigh award for the best work of fiction by a North Carolina author.

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Pamela Duncan. Moon Women. New York: Delacorte Press, 2001.

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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