Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew, she realises that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life. Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor, Julia Winterson, bakes hope in the form of cakes, offering them to satisfy the town's sweet tooth - but also in the hope of rekindling a love she fears might be lost forever. Can a humminbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily's backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.
Sarah Addison Allen is the product of a newspaper man and a former debutante who pierced her nose and dyed her hair red at the age of fifty. Taught the fine art of table place settings at an early age, she has never quite shaken off her inherited urge to rebel. She lives in the American South, where THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON is set.You can find out more at www.sarahaddisonallen.com, find Sarah on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sarahaddisonallen, and follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/SarahAddisonAll.