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About the Author

Mary McGarry Morris is the author of Vanished, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award; A Dangerous Woman, which was chosen by Time as of of the five best novels of 1991; Songs in Ordinary Time, an Oprah's Book Club Selection and national bestseller, and the critically acclaimed Fiona Range and A Hole in the Universe. She lives in Andover, Massachussetts.On the web: http: //www.marymcgarrymorris.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"A novel large enough to live in, a sprawling piece about small-town life." --Booklist

"Deep and thick as a long, hot summer . . . The narrative of a town reminiscent of the collective ache of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." --The Boston Globe

"Morris can depict society's outsiders--people with bleak presents and no futures--with rare understanding and compassion. . . . Morris weaves the taut strands of her plot with remarkable skill, revealing how people with no financial security and few mental resources are controlled by others more feral and more dangerous. Throughout, she maintains the suspense . . . building to a heartstopping denouement, yet remaining strictly observant of the minutiae of daily life that give the book its honesty and pathos."--Publishers Weekly

"In her graphic, stiletto chapters, Mary McGarry Morris is a cross between Elizabeth Gaskell and David Lynch." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Morris's powers of observation create a depth that makes the characters' dilemmas seem as real as the reader's own. The book is alternately touching and sinister, but it resonates with authenticity." --The San Diego Tribune
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  • ASIN : B076R96717
  • Publisher : Open Road Media; Reprint edition (12 December 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • File size : 4368 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 730 pages
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4.0 out of 5 stars I bought this by accident but it was very good.
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2.0 out of 5 stars An endlessly soap opera. Time-wasting.
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