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Moon Sauce

Moon Sauce is the autobiographical journey of a girl who grew up on a farm in Minnesota. Stories of the author's childhood depict real events of an imaginative child in a cruelly realistic world of hard work, an abusive mother, and a loving but distant father. Through humor, horror, and hope, the girl grows to womanhood to fulfill the dreams she created amidst a world that offered her nothing, but which she took anyway. Moon Sauce is a metaphor for canned peaches. Instead of her stark reality, she viewed her world not of the ordinary and practical, but perceived as sliced and halved peaches transformed from the crescent and half spheres of the moon while she dusts off the heavy black loam soil and transforms it into stardust to reach for the moon.

--Marlene Jacobson



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