A Full Moon in August

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Pub Date Sep 26 2022 | Archive Date Jun 30 2024

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Embark on an unforgettable journey across Canada in 1981 in Joseph H. Randolph's captivating novella, A Full Moon in August. Thomas is a twenty-one-year-old whose world is about to be changed as he boards a train bound for adventure and self-discovery.

Through his journey from Toronto to Vancouver, Thomas encounters three different characters that will leave a lasting impression, inviting readers to explore the depths of life and adventure. With each turn of the page, Joseph H. Randolph's novella promises an immersive experience long after the final chapter.

Embark on an unforgettable journey across Canada in 1981 in Joseph H. Randolph's captivating novella, A Full Moon in August. Thomas is a twenty-one-year-old whose world is about to be changed as he...


Advance Praise

"This novella was unique, intriguing and engaging. I quickly fell in love with Angie and the full development of her loving, vulnerable character made the mystery of the plot quite compelling. I was sad when it ended as the characters were very grounded and real."

"This novella was unique, intriguing and engaging. I quickly fell in love with Angie and the full development of her loving, vulnerable character made the mystery of the plot quite compelling. I was...


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ISBN 9798354700639
PRICE $5.26 (USD)
PAGES 239

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I chose this book because of the description - a train trip across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver. Randolph has obviously taken this trip and he accurately describes the sights from the train as the trip proceeds. Thomas is going to Vancouver to visit with a boyhood friend as well as to get out of Toronto and his home for a change. On the train he meets Henry and Henry tells him his stories about relationships with two women, Angie and Cindi. Thomas is enthralled with Henry's stories. Until the stories end and he finds himself involved with some of the people in the stories. He also meets George the barber who gives him a much needed haircut on the Kamloops platform. Through Henry and George we meet other characters all of whom are well developed.
I enjoyed the book, having made the train trip across the country myself more than once at about the same age as Thomas was. My trips were more like Thomas' return trip though - I seldom met anyone who wanted to talk for more than a few minutes. However, the scenery is beautiful and it is a trip well worth taking.
Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC of this book. The opinions are all mine.

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I loved this book. It is a wonderful story told using real-life characters that I care about. I would love to read more about them. I would read a sequel or more books by this author. One of the best of 2024 so far.

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Thanks to the publisher for this eARC.

A Full Moon in August by Joseph H. Randolph is a captivating novella that takes readers on a transformative journey across Canada through the eyes of its protagonist, Thomas. Set in 1981, this historical fiction piece is not just a mere travelogue but a profound exploration of self-discovery and the human experience.

The narrative follows twenty-one-year-old Thomas as he embarks on a train journey from Toronto to Vancouver. This trip represents more than a change in geography; it’s a rite of passage from the familiar comforts of home to the vast, awe-inspiring landscapes of Canada. Thomas’s journey is punctuated by encounters that challenge his perceptions and force him to confront the complexities of life and the myriad of emotions that come with stepping into the unknown.

Randolph’s prose is eloquent and accessible, painting vivid pictures of the scenery while delving deep into Thomas’s introspective thoughts. The author has a knack for capturing the essence of each moment, whether it’s the rush of the train through the countryside or the quiet reflection of a starlit night.

What makes A Full Moon in August stand out is its ability to weave suspense into the fabric of a personal narrative. Readers will find themselves invested in Thomas’s adventures, rooting for him as he navigates the challenges that arise. The novella also does an excellent job of developing secondary characters who are just as compelling and contribute significantly to the story’s depth.

In conclusion, Joseph H. Randolph’s A Full Moon in August is a beautifully told story of adventure, growth, and the enduring spirit of discovery. It’s a reminder of the transformative power of travel and the importance of embracing the journey, not just the destination. With its rich descriptions and emotional depth, this book is a must-read for anyone who appreciates a well-crafted, touching story.

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