A Piece of the Moon

2022 Carol Award Winner

A Piece of the Moon

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Description

When eccentric millionaire Gideon Quidley receives a divine revelation to hide his earthly treasure somewhere in the hills, he sets out to find a fitting hiding spot, choosing only a few Bible verses as clues leading to untold riches of gold, silver, cash . . . and one very unexpected—and very costly—item.

Treasure hunters descend upon the hills of West Virginia, including those surrounding the small town of Emmaus, where TD Lovett and Waite Evers provide the latest updates and the beating heart of the community on radio station Country 16. Neither man is much interested in a wild-goose chase for Quidley's treasure, though. Waite is busy keeping the station afloat and caring for the bruised souls who have landed there. Meanwhile, TD's more intent on winning over local junkyard owner Pidge Bledsoe, who has taken in a shy, wounded boy to raise.

But after an estranged friend goes missing searching for the treasure, TD is unexpectedly drawn into the hunt. As TD joins the race to find Quidley's wealth, he discovers where his own real treasure lies, and he begins to suspect there's a hidden piece to Gideon Quidley's treasure that no one could've expected.


A Piece of the Moon released in April 2021 and was awarded the 2022 Carol Award in the Contemporary category. For a complete list of 2022 winners, please visit the Carol Awards website.

Reviews
"A Piece of the Moon has it all. Quirky, endearing characters. A rich story arc full of surprises. Lines so funny you'll want to read them aloud to anybody within earshot. And a tender thread of redemption that runs from first page to last. Spending time with Waite and TD and Clay and Pidge and all the other folks in Emmaus was pure joy. The best novel I've read in ages."
— Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night
"A Piece of the Moon is an instant classic because it takes you someplace new, a place filled with off-kilter characters who make you laugh and tear up, a place you don't want to leave."
— Phil Callaway, host of Laugh Again radio, author of Laugh like a Kid Again
"If you're looking to have fun and you like country, this is the story for you."
— Don Reid, The Statler Brothers
"A powerful story of faith and the material things people hold dear. . . . This is Fabry's best yet."
"The rural South comes to life, with themes of forgiveness and second chances as highlights. The characters are both deeply flawed and immensely relatable, making this another hit for Fabry."
Library Journal
Excerpt

Download the first chapter of A Piece of the Moon here:

PDF Excerpt from Tyndale House Publishers

Book Club Kit

Interested in discussing A Piece of the Moon with your book club? Click below for discussion questions, Q&A with Chris, the music soundtrack for the novel, and more!

Book Club Kit PDF from Tyndale House Publishers

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