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The Moonlight Market: Book summary and reviews of The Moonlight Market by Joanne Harris

The Moonlight Market

A Novel

by Joanne Harris

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From New York Times bestselling author Joanne Harris comes a richly imagined and captivating novel of two colliding worlds.

Deep in the heart of London, a photographer walks the streets and captures whatever catches his eye: an old man drinking coffee; a beautiful woman sipping champagne in St. Pancras station; a cloud of moths, disturbed, taking flight across the sky.

But with each photo, he captures something unseen by the eye, and as each negative develops—revealing a person he hadn't met, a danger he hadn't noticed, and a world he hadn't seen—he is drawn further into a hidden war. One which he has been drawn into many times before ... and every time, had his memories of the truth, and of the woman he loves, stolen from him.

As Tom pieces fragments of the truth together, he realizes he must weave through the war and fight his own battle: both for the woman he loves, and for himself.

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"This sometimes unsettling yet consistently delightful fairy tale feels like a marriage of the clever schemes of Trip Galey's A Market of Dreams and Destiny and the metaphors of Kelly Barnhill's The Crane Husband. —Library Journal (starred review)

"Harris builds an enchanting world around Tom and his companions. Urban fantasy readers seeking a lighthearted treat will find plenty to enjoy." —Publishers Weekly

"A glitzy tale with little substance." —Kirkus Reviews

"Profound, moving, and utterly unforgettable." ―Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street

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Joanne Harris Author Biography

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Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French author, whose books include twenty novels, three cookbooks, and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology, and fantasy. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2022 was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II. Her novels A Narrow Door and Broken Light are also available from Pegasus Books.

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