The title, Song of the Orange Moons, reflects the lyrical nature of three girls’ stories and alludes to the orange tree where pivotal decisions occur. This mosaic of stories tracks the intertwined childhoods of two girls and that of their neighbor, a widowed woman. In spite of their different cultural and economic backgrounds, the three main characters all share the delicate and self-conscious journey to womanhood. Two young girls from Jewish and Christian families and their elderly widow next door try to find happiness in a seemingly cruel world. All three search for love and meaning in a variety of places—a charismatic church, a Depression-era orphanage, a moonlit Savannah park, an orthodox Jewish boarding school—and end up finding lasting strength in the power of their friendships.
Okay, it doesn't tell much. But I'll give you more as soon as I know what I can legally give you. You can always order the Glimmer Train #51 back issue if you want to get a peek into these mysterious girls.