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Ill Watch the Moon Ann Tatlock

Ill Watch the Moon

Ann Tatlock

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The tender story of a polio victim and her friendship with an Auschwitz survivor who dreams of becoming the first man on the moon.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, 2007From 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.Reviews of this bookThis 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.comIn 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