The Counsel of the Moon


214 pages
ISBN 0-394-22082-X
DDC C813'.54




Reviewed by Joan McGrath

Joan McGrath is a Toronto Board of Education library consultant.


The drama of important events can catch any eye; but the drama of the
everyday—those tiny revealing moments wherein a glance, a turn of the
head, a tremor of the hand can convey drama of a high order—is visible
only to those who are able to interpret these delicate signs. This
collection is a potpourri of such moments: flashes that reveal a
character, even a life, in a single moment of illumination. Speak pays
readers the delicate compliment of assuming that they will “find their
own way,” combining their insights with hers to read the story between
the lines.


Speak, Dorothy., “The Counsel of the Moon,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 30, 2024,