Saturday, January 23, 2016

Review of Crooked Moon


A novel by Lisette Brodey

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Relationships are hard to keep on an even keel. But to put one back together after a twenty-three-year interruption is an almost impossible task. This is the premise of Ms. Brodey’s story where two childhood intimate friends become women and are brought together because of a grim situation.

The interchange between the two has a soul-searching effect on each. One has moved on to a life of economic comfortability, where the other is stagnating in time at the place they became of age and separated.

The reasons for their separation are confronted. Many of the questions are answered and brought to an amicable plateau, but some conflicts are infused into their new relationship, which challenges it.

Through intelligent conversations and using down to earth characters, Ms. Brodey’s novel keeps the reader interested in the outcome of this sometimes funny but sad situation her two main characters are put in by their parent’s historical miss-conceptions.

This is a book for those who can handle the strengths and weakness in the human condition, of which the author is well versed. She brings it across in her well worth reading prose.

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  1. I resonated so much with this story on several levels, but especially because of the personal depths to which Brodey's novel took me. It remains as one of my favorite stories.

  2. Great review! I'd like to read this story.