As a word and a song, moonglow brings to mind a certain mid-century bittersweet wistfulness. It's romantic yet fleeting, elegant yet obscuring. Here too, in this end of life confession, that feeling comes to light. This is the story of a WWII veteran who experienced so many things and yet was unwilling to tell a soul until his final hours. It's through his grandson's voice that we hear of his obsession with rockets, with going to the moon, and with escaping the horrors of war. So entertaining and beautifully told. Oh, I flat out adored this book -- I read it once and then I had to read it all over again.
Laura (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)