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10 thoughts on “Song Of The Orange Moons

  1. says:

    I read this book in Hardcover in fall of 2010 but wanted to share this review on the new Kindle version of this wonderful book too Lyrically written with descriptions that linger long after the pages have been closed Lori Ann Stephens' debut novel of 'coming of age' is a lovely paradigm of genuine friendship I believe this book will speak to not only women who are going through or have gone through the bloom into adulthood but those that revere the place of the female in our society As a man who grew up with a sister and a large extended family of women I was pulled right into every ounce of the story Told beautifully through first person accounts of three different 'girls' Stephens shows that friendship can break through barriers of religion or even age She articulately describes cultures and customs in such a way that I was not only entertained but educated as well From Elvis to dog balls to first periods and dealing with death her anecdotes of these three people create a song full of life humor and poignancywith a refrain of nostalgia singing from a much simpler time


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    Lyrically written with descriptions that linger long after the pages have been closed Lori Ann Stephens’ debut novel of ‘coming of age’ is a lovely paradigm of genuine friendship I believe this book will speak to not only women who are going through or have gone through the bloom into adulthood but those that revere the place of the female in our society As a man who grew up with a sister and a large extended family of women I was pulled right into every ounce of the story Told beautifully through first person accounts of three different 'girls' Stephens shows that friendship can break through barriers of religion or even age She articulately describes cultures and customs in such a way that I was not only entertained but educated as well From Elvis to dog balls to first periods and dealing with death her anecdotes of these three people create a song full of life humor and poignancywith a refrain of nostalgia singing from a much simpler time


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    From my book review blog RundpinneIt has been uite some time since I read such a beautiful and diverse story of friendships as found in Song of the Orange Moons and I was held captivated by the story caught between wanting to know what would happen next and not wanting the story to endMy full review may be read here


  4. says:

    Song of the Orange Moons by Lori Ann Stephens grabbed me from the first sentence Stephens writes poignantly from the perspective of a small child beautifully from the standpoint of a young woman and movingly through the character of an old lady She helps the reader understand the depth of friendship across gaps of age geography and time and she shows how love helps us find our place in the world


  5. says:

    This book is like a jewelry box full of glistening childhood memories some delightful some painful but all tugging on the reader's heartstrings Lori has the knack for tapping into universal memories I could swear that I knew the characters in a past life and had that magical feeling of personally relating to their stories Beautifully written and hard to forget


  6. says:

    It's my book so eh I think it's worth reading Hope you enjoy


  7. says:

    This book was written by a friend of a friend I read it for my book club and enjoyed it I liked the characters and the story It makes you think while still being a light read


  8. says:

    Deep real beautifully written it reminded me a bit of Margaret Atwood's contemporary works and I can't think of much higher praise


  9. says:

    Those who are going through the phase of growing into adulthood will connect well with this novel as it goes in depth on three character's lives as they deal with growing up and hardship Stephens discusses the role that strong friendships play during these difficult times and the effects it has on someone She proves that the small things count the most and if you do a good deed for someone it will always come back to you I really enjoyed reading this novel


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    When I was four I found God under our organ Beginning with what must surely be one of the most arresting and enticing opening lines in recent memory Song of the Orange Moons Lori Ann Stephens' wonderful debut gets right down to the business of beguiling the reader The instruments of this magic three female protagonists two of them young girls struggling to establish their connection to the greater world the third their mentor an elderly widow confronting her mortality are spun so masterfully that when their stories finally converge it seems their respective histories were always filaments in the same tapestry destined to touch in ways that conjure meaning out of mere threadsStephens who teaches writing at Southern Methodist University Dallas lavishes lyrical attention on her three unforgettable charactersRebecka the product of an unhappy marriage mired in cross cultural conflict endeavors to find solid ground somewhere between her father's fundamentalist Bible by rote rigidity and her mother's Columbian witch doctor mysticism Stephens giving voice to Rebecka's perception of her parents' estrangement from each other movingly describes the distance that opens often subtly between members of the same family unit They spoke to each other's limbs and clothing to the rug the furniture When I spoke I found their eyes but they couldn't find each other'sMeanwhile Helen Rebecka's misfit best friend not only wrestles with an elusive sense of Jewish identity but with a all encompassing loneliness a longing for connection so profound that it drives her to touch literally and furtively others These tactile encounters she logs with heartbreaking simplicity in a Journal of Touch Mr Berg Two hands on my shoulders I touch his pant leg on the crease Cashier at the Zippy Kwik Not the Mexican an Indian with cocoa skin and a curly beard change Woman with flame red hair and freckled shoulders Harvard indoor pool locker roomThe widow Adelle whose early history is steeped in cruel loveless neglect and whose battle with cancer is drawing to a close is the bridge that further unites Rebecka and Helen in their struggles to become women Connected to the girls by the orange tree that grows in her backyard from hence the title Adelle is a mentor who draws strength from her charges even as she dispenses brusue affection understanding and wisdom To be sure the widow finds ways of dispelling the girls' half baked perceptions of personhood For example when it comes to religious routes to identity Adelle is clearly a woman who has had a plenty of people who think they are the ring on God's finger Seeking to dispel Rebecka's notion that religion can provide the cultural `label' her own mixed heritage denies Adelle opines Those church ordained picnics and prayer lines and ladies groups are the finest excuse for conjuring up rumors I ever heard and just evidence that God is a woman How to resist a character that dispenses such pearls Indeed this reader could notBut perhaps Stephens' greatest accomplishment in creating and weaving together her characters' individual but similar strivings for meaning for identify for connection is that she reminds us that we each one of us are swimming alone together sometimes bumping into each other in our separate journeys each one of us with the potential to ease another's passage And perhaps importantly sometimes It takes the smallest distances to move through the universe and that one touch can mean nothing or everythingJack Andrew Uruhart is the author of the inter connected story collection So They Say Stories Volume 1 Follow him on Twitter JackAUruhart


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