How many writers have caught that lightning-in-a-bottle that is young love? And made it glow with all the sweetness, sweat, and anguished joy that characterize it? Very few, I venture to guess, but here's one to add to the list and love. In prose both elegant and spare, but never without compassion, Mary Carroll Moore limns a romance between two eager, bright, and thoughtful teenaged girls.
This is a tender and lively coming-of-age tale told with delicate insight. Mary Carroll Moore has given us a romance etched in moonlight -- the one we all wish we had had in our seventeenth summer.Just About Write
February, 2010: Qualities of Light is a sensitive, deftly told story of an adolescent trying to cope with her emotions... This isn't a coming-out love story, but a thoughtful look at the process.