From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest

  

by Clare Vanderpool

Analysis: Genre

Historical Fiction

Moon Over Manifest is falls right smack dab in the historical fiction genre: it's set in the past (1936 and 1918), and it puts fictional characters against a real historical background. The end.

But what makes Moon Over Manifest an extra-fancy type of historical fiction is the way it weaves two real timelines—World War I and the Great Depression—into the fictional timeline of this fictional town of Manifest. Talk about complex.

Through the mix of history and fiction, we can better understand the real people who lived through those events, since we're plunked down among people just like them. It's almost like we get to join the community of Manifest, too. Hope Shady saved us some coffee…

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement