The Moonflower Vine: A Novel

Jetta Carleton ; foreword by Jane Smiley.

A timeless American classic rediscovered--an unforgettable saga of a heartland family On a farm in western Missouri during the first half of the twentieth century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves and raise four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts. Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man. Mary Jo will escape to New York. And wild child Mathy's fate will be the family's greatest tragedy. Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgive--and, ultimately, they will come to cherish all the more fiercely the bonds of love that hold the family together.


Ruth Ann JohnsonPosted February 5, 2013

In 1963, I was a young mother with two daughters, ages two years and six months. I was looking for a book to read and enjoy during the girls' nap time. At the Rising Sun Library I spotted "The Moonflower Vine" by Jetta Carleton on display. The librar...

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On the FarmPosted March 26, 2010