Man in the Blue Moon (Hardcover)
Fall '12 Reading Group List
“Ella is an independent woman ahead of her time. When deserted by her husband and faced with the loss of her home and livelihood, the mother who will do anything for her children emerges. Ella is aided in her endeavors by her husband's cousin, Lanier, who is running from his own demons and is also 'gifted' with the ability to heal. The depiction of a male dominated society and the lack of women's rights inspires a real appreciation for the women who forged paths toward equality. The good and bad of the Old South is woven into a story that captivates the reader. An excellent book club selection!”
— Jackie Willey, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC
When a mysterious man arrives at Ella’s door in an unconventional way, he convinces her he can help her avoid foreclosure, and a tenuous trust begins. But as the fight for Ella’s land intensifies, it becomes evident that things are not as they appear. Hypocrisy and murder soon shake the coastal town of Apalachicola and jeopardize Ella’s family.
"Michael Morris has been one of my favorite Southern writers...Man in the Blue Moon" is a beautifully wrought portrayal of small-town Southern life where poverty, tragedy, and human love enage in a ritualist dance." Pat Conroy