Thirteen Moons Review

Linda W. Yezak

13 moonsSometimes I come across a book that will draw me in and keep me steadily turning pages without me clearly understanding why. America, America, by Ethan Canin, was that way, and so was this one. Maybe that’s part of the magic of literary fiction. Not everyone likes literature, but I’m learning to appreciate it more, and I definitely learn from it. Charles Frazier, for instance, has a delightful way of slipping in wit and humor without warning, and his descriptions are superb. Some variation of his techniques will no doubt make their way into my own writing.

In 2010, I read The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass and decided to read every single book he mentioned in this work to see what catches his attention and makes the grade in his opinion. Thirteen Moons is on pages 29-30 under the subheading “Greatness” in Chapter One.

Perhaps you realized…

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