Undressing The Moon

Undressing The Moon

by T. Greenwood
Undressing The Moon

Undressing The Moon

by T. Greenwood

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Overview

In evocative shards of memory, a terminally ill young woman pieces together her family’s difficult past in this “lyrical, delicately affecting tale” (Publisher Weekly).
 
At thirty, Piper Kincaid feels too young to be dying, even as breast cancer eats away her strength. Yet with all the questions of her future before her, she's adrift in the past, remembering the fateful summer she turned fourteen and her life changed forever.

It was back then that what Piper dreaded came to pass: her restless, artistic mother, finally left. She had a brother who loved her, but her mother's absence, her father's distance, and a volatile secret threatened to shatter her whole world. Now Piper is back in her hometown of Quimby, Vermont—and once again left with the jagged pieces of a broken life. If she is ever going to survive, she'll have to begin with the summer that broke them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758262264
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 574,519
File size: 747 KB

About the Author

T. Greenwood is the author of more than a dozen novels with more than a quarter-million copies sold. A two-time winner of the San Diego Book Award and LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, she has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Five of her novels have been Indie Next Picks and her twelfth novel, Rust & Stardust, was a LibraryReads selection. Her novels have been translated into five languages. She lives with her family in San Diego, California, where she teaches creative writing, studies photography, and continues to write. Please visit her online at TGreenwood.com.
 

Reading Group Guide

1. How does the metaphor of broken glass carry throughout the novel? Do you believe that in the end Piper is truly able to "find grace in wreckage"?

2. Why do you think Piper allows Quinn to believe that Mr. Hammer raped her? How would you characterize Piper's relationship with Mr. Hammer?

3. Piper's mother abandons her when she is still emotionally a child. How does this abandonment shape the remainder of her life? If you were Piper, would you have attempted to reunite with your mother? Why or why not?

4. Becca seems to be totally selfless when it comes to her friendship with Piper. What does Piper offer to Becca in return?

5. Do you feel that there is some sort of resolution at the end of the novel? If so, how? If not, what questions remain unanswered for you as a reader?

6. Illness and acceptance of death are prevailing themes throughout the novel. How does Piper's illness, and her acceptance of death, relate to the events in her past? How does her illness affect the way she perceives her history and its impact on her life?

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