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A Year of Full Moons

A Novel

Madelyn Arnold

St. Martin's Press

Brilliant, tomboyish Josephine Margaret Butler-better known as Jos-is the second oldest child in a large, poor family living in provincial Summit, Kentucky, in 1963. After her mother has a miscarriage and retreats into herself, Jos and her sister Ellie are faced with the responsibility of running the household and taking care of their siblings and their decidedly eccentric, sometimes brilliant, and always difficult father. The nation's mounting tensions over civil rights and the Vietnam War finally begin to infiltrate Summit at the same time that Jos begins to act upon her secret passion for women. During the course of this eventful year, Jos realizes that only one thing-her intellect-can provide escape from the stifling family dynamic and small town in which she is trapped.

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A Year of Full Moons
1APRILApril Is the Cruelest Month 
 
 
 
REACHING THE TOP of Dr. Stahl's cement steps, Josephine Margaret Butler grabbed the door to balance herself and got a grip on the lion-head knocker.There was a general spin to the world ... Oh Lord. She would die if she threw up here on the street in front of God and everyone. The scarlet sense of pain was starting to focus, flaming the skin of one arm and her hands and face.But she would be just fine, now she had reached this house. Doctor's house was old style, ornate, queenly in a homely way: so
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  • Madelyn Arnold

  • Madelyn Arnold is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the novel Bird Eyes and story collection On Ships at Sea. She lives in Seattle.
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A Novel

Madelyn Arnold

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