Valley of the Moon
Melanie Gideon, Read by William Hope and Laurel Lefkow

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Narrated By: William Hope, Laurel Lefkow

Duration: 11 hours and 49 minutes

What to expect

An utterly original, thoughtful and deeply compelling novel for readers who loved ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’.

In the heart of the Sonoma Valley, on the edge of a sun-drenched meadow, lies the idyllic community of Greengage – where the residents wear simple clothes, lead quiet lives and whose manners could almost seem to be of another time.

Into this world stumbles single mother Lux Lysander, trying to lose herself in the peaceful beauty of the Californian countryside while her young son visits his grandparents. It’s a world far away from the unpaid bills piling up and the overwhelming sense of struggle to make ends meet.

Soon, Lux finds herself drawn into the lives of the people of Greengage, discovering not only the secret at the heart of their community but also a sense of belonging she didn’t know she was looking for. Torn between this life and her own with her son back in San Francisco, can Lux turn her back on the only place that has ever truly felt like home?

‘Lovingly handcrafted, delectable and transcendent’—San Francisco Chronicle

‘Beautifully written . . . a wonderful story about belonging, love and the aching certainty that there’s something more out there. . . . Sure to appeal to fans of Time and Again or The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Shelf Awareness (starred review)

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Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Historical fiction

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‘Lovingly handcrafted, delectable and transcendent’—San Francisco Chronicle

‘Beautifully written . . . [Valley of the Moon is] a wonderful story about belonging, love and the aching certainty that there’s something more out there. . . . Sure to appeal to fans of Time and Again or The Time Traveler’s Wife’—Shelf Awareness (starred review)

‘Magical, cinematic . . . Valley of the Moon is breathlessly romantic’ —Sarah Addison Allen

‘Two narrators, separated by nearly a century, tell a tale of old-time charm and contemporary agita’ —Kirkus Reviews

‘Captivating . . . reminiscent of Brigadoon’ —Booklist

‘Gripping …well-crafted twists and thought-provoking insights into different times and cultures’ – Historical Novels Review