Published January 1, 1901
by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English
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I first read "The Moonflower Vine" as a teen, 40 years ago, in a "Readers Digest Condensed" volume my grandmother had on the shelf. I found it again as an adult in a second hand bookstore, and find myself re-reading it every couple of years. This time, it's been about 8 years because my hardback copy was mislaid in a move/5(). The Moonflower Vine was the only book published by Jetta Carleton, who worked as a schoolteacher, a radio copywriter in Kansas City, and a television advertising copywriter in New York City, before operating a small publishing house in New Mexico. It is an unforgettable and captivating portrayal of a heartland family and the bonds of love that. Jetta Carleton () moved from Holden, Missouri, to New York City to work as a television copywriter for national advertising agencies. Her widely beloved New York Times bestseller The Moonflower Vine was, until now, her only published : HarperCollins Publishers. Other Comments Jane Smiley included The Moonflower Vine among the classics she read (or reread) and then discussed in her book, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel, and wrote of it. This novel may be the most obscure contemporary novel on our list, but those who have read it, if the customer reviews at Earth’s Biggest Bookstore™ are any guide, are very loyal to it.
1. At the end of the novel's first section, The Moonflower Vine blooms – an event that is repeated, or described, a number of times in the pages that follow (when Matthew and Charlotte are alone, for example, and on the last page of the novel). Moonflower plants (Ipomoea alba) are perennial vines in sub-tropical areas, but gardeners with cold winters can successfully grow moonflower plants as annuals. A member of the Ipomea family, moonflower plants are related to the sweet potato vine and the morning glory, with flowers that open in the late afternoon. Moonflower vine is the after-dark cousin to morning glory. This annual vine opens stunning 6-inch-wide white blooms—loaded with fragrance—starting at dusk. On a warm summer’s evening, it’s pure joy to sit on a patio and watch the moonflowers twirl open. By: Lynn Coulter. Jetta Carleton The Moonflower Vine Similar books. Books similar to The Moonflower Vine The Moonflower Vine. by Jetta Carleton. avg. rating Ratings. A timeless American classic rediscovered—an unforgettable saga of a heartland family.
The Moonflower Vine. About the Book The Moonflower Vine. by Jetta Carleton. 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. Ipomoea alba, the Latin name for the moonflower or moon vine, is native to Southern Florida and American flowers bloom in the evening time and last through the night, and remain open until kissed by the morning sun. This plant got its name not only from its nocturnal blooming habits, but also because the opened flower looks like a full moon and is white in color. Jetta Carleton () moved from Holden, Missouri, to New York City to work as a television copywriter for national advertising agencies. Her widely beloved New York Times bestseller The Moonflower Vine was, until now, her only published novel.4/5(23). THE MOONFLOWER VINE. By. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. This apparently autobiographical chronicle of a Missouri country family is a Literary Guild selection for January. It's an unpretentious and old-fashioned sort of book despite the lack of plot, and.