On June 14, 2023

East Thetford resident publishes debut novel 

“The Funny Moon: A Novel” by East Thetford resident and Middlebury College alumnus Chris Lincoln is available July 11. 

For fans of Elinor Lipman and Jennifer Weiner, “The Funny Moon” is a literary romp about the challenges of marriage, self-discovery, and personal fulfillment with a New Age twist. 

Set in a small New England college town, the story features main character Claire, a massage therapist who can communicate with animals and talk to people on the Other Side. Her husband Wally is a burned out adman and wannabe novelist avoiding reality by obsessing on his golf game. After 25 years of marriage, she still loves him, but lately doesn’t like him. 

A whirlwind summer of facing their fears, flaws, and fantasies ensues.

Kirkus Reviews said: “A long-term relationship gone stale, a summer of searching, celebrity cameos, and a comic sensibility…A brisk, humorous story of a middle-aged couple in an unmoored marriage, stumbling toward safe harbor.”

“I wrote the first draft of this book as a birthday gift for my wife, who encouraged me to revise and improve it,” said author Chris Lincoln. “We had a lot of laughs together in the process,” he added. “It’s light-hearted but insightful. Fun and funny. An entertaining story with some poignant truths slipped into the humor.”

Originally from Wallingford, Connecticut, Chris Lincoln is a 1973 graduate of Hanover High School (New Hampshire), and a 1978 graduate of Middlebury College (Vermont). He also studied at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and is an award-winning copywriter and creative director who was recognized with a Clio, advertising’s Oscar. He is the author of “Playing The Game: Inside Athletic Recruiting in the Ivy League” (Nomad Press 2004), and for the past 15 years has served as a college counselor for private clients.

A book launch event with Lincoln is scheduled for July 13 at 7  p.m. at the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich. 

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