Against The Moon Author:Jane Gilmore Rushing Linda Kay, a bride of less than a month, was finding marriage a disappointment; her young husband seemed to prefer hunting with his pals to being with her. So when Howard, a prosperous cousin who'd come back with his little girl but without his wife, appeared specially attentive, Linda Kay was more than a touch vulnerable. — Howard's return was ... more »also disturbing to Maurine, who'd never married and never forgotten what she and Howard had once shared. Outspoken Juanita wasn't about to let her forget in any case. And while the grownup were caught up in their own concerns, the children wove their own echoing designs in which Howard's daughter Debora, a shy, lonely adolescent, tried bravely to play a part.
Each of these and others, too, came to a critical turning point during one complete phase of the moon in that hot, dry summer in West Texas.« less