An incisive novelist in the Southern tradition, Michael Morris has garnered comparisons to Harper Lee and Flannery O’Connor. Set during the tumult of World War I, Man in the Blue Moon follows Ella Wallace, a single mother fighting a corrupt banker to keep her family’s ancestral land. So when a mysterious man arrives on her doorstep with promises of help, Ella reluctantly places her trust in him. But it soon becomes clear that things aren’t on the up and up, putting Ella’s land - and her family - in jeopardy
Wise beyond his years, Brandon understands he's the only one in this world he can count on. It's an outlook that serves him well the day his mama leaves him behind at the Raleigh bus station and sets off to Canada with "her destiny" - the latest man that she hopes will bring her happiness. The day his mother leaves, Brandon takes the first step toward shaping his own destiny. Soon, he finds himself spending pleasant days playing with his cousins on his grandparents' farm and trying to forget the past.
Jeffrey Goldberg joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2000. His piece "The Great Terror", about the Iraqi use of chemical and biological weapons against the Kurdish population, won the Overseas Press Club Award for human-rights journalism. "In the Party of God", about the terrorist organization Hezbollah, won the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting.