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Mary E. Kingsley

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in Kingsport, Tennessee, The United States


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Mary E. Kingsley was born and raised in northeastern Tennessee, surrounded by the hills of southern Appalachia. She now lives in Washington DC with her husband, two cats and a dog. When not writing she enjoys spending time with friends and family, yoga, gardening, occasional painting, paper making, and photography. Angel is her first novel.


A Summer Surprise

The onset of our first summer at the farm has brought one surprise after another, some of them delightful, and others–not so much. Things come out of the woodwork, literally, when the weather warms up, and that’s how we got acquainted with the lizard family that lives under the porch. They’re actually quite lovely, tan with a florescent blue strip going down each side, and don...

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Average rating: 3.58 · 692 ratings · 108 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 673 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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All the Pieces
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2013
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description: Join us this month at She Reads,, an online book club devoted to spotlighting the best in women's fiction, as we read Julie Kibler's CALLING ME HOME! Author guest posts, giveaways, wine pairings, discussion and a book loving community of welcoming readers!

Selected as a February 2013 IndieNext List pick and a Southern Independent Booksellers' Alliance Winter/Spring 2013 Okra Pick, CALLING ME HOME has been called an "engaging tale" by Kirkus Reviews.

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This was interesting in that it gives us a look into the life and times of Hemingway, his first wife and their influential friends. But I felt that the narrative lacked a distinctive voice-- the delivery is somewhat emotionally flat and for that reas ...more
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“So God, how come it is that you love us all so much but you’d send us to the eternal fires if we don’t act right? If I had children, I don’t think I could ever watch them burn no matter how bad they were and I’m not even God.”
Mary E. Kingsley, Angel

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