By Gary Susman
November 23, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

The Almost Moon

B-
type
  • Book

Joan Allen, a vet at playing desperate housewives, embodies The Almost Moon’s chilly matricidal narrator. Her voice is like a gin and tonic — cool, bracing, and bitter.

Last Word
As the story veers into self-pitying flashbacks, even Allen can’t rescue Alice Sebold’s flat cocktail. B-

The Almost Moon

type
  • Book
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author
  • Alice Sebold
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