About the Book

Clair de Lune

by Jetta Carleton

An unexpected treasure: A long-lost novel of innocence threatened, by the author of the beloved classic THE MOONFLOWER VINE.

The time: 1941, at the cusp of America's entry into World War II. The place: southwest Missouri, on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. A young single woman named Allen Liles has taken a job as a junior college teacher in a small town, although she dreams of living in New York City, of dancing at recitals, of absorbing the bohemian delights of the Village. Then she encounters two young men: George, a lanky, carefree spirit, and Toby, a dark-haired, searching soul with a wary look in his eyes. Soon the three strike up an after-school friendship, bantering and debating over letters, ethics, and philosophy --- innocently at first, but soon in giddy flirtation --- until Allen and one of the young men push things too far, and the quiet happiness she has struggled so hard to discover is thrown into jeopardy.

Clair de Lune
by Jetta Carleton

  • Publication Date: March 6, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN-10: 0062089196
  • ISBN-13: 9780062089199