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Mary Alice Monroe

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New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her books.

Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. She has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards, RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2
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Mary Alice Monroe I’m currently writing "A Lowcountry Christmas". It’s an emotional story of the Wounded Warrior, Taylor McClellan, who is a character in my Lowcountry…moreI’m currently writing "A Lowcountry Christmas". It’s an emotional story of the Wounded Warrior, Taylor McClellan, who is a character in my Lowcountry Summer Series ("The Summer Girls"; "The Summer Wind"; "The Summer's End"; "A Lowcountry Wedding"), at the time he returned home from Afghanistan with PTSD. His struggles with himself, his family and friends, and his connection to his service dog reveal the true meaning of Christmas. "A Lowcountry Christmas" will be available around October 2016.(less)
Mary Alice Monroe When I begin any book I always begin with nature--a species like the loggerhead sea turtle, Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, wild American shrimp, birds…moreWhen I begin any book I always begin with nature--a species like the loggerhead sea turtle, Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, wild American shrimp, birds of prey, or monarch butterflies. I don't have a book idea, take notes and research. The species and the lowcountry landscape here in coastal South Carolina are my source of inspiration. (less)
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Sweetgrass

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The Book Club

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My new noel BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT wouldn’t be possible without the brilliant, generous professionals who enthusiastically shared their knowledge with me. One of those people who deserves great thanks is Felicia Sanders of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, for the education she gave me on shorebirds, seabirds, and wading birds. Because of her deep passion for thes...

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“Age is real life is short. It's foolhardy to deny it. We grow up, our bodies grow frail, death is coming. There's so much I want to do!
There's a whole world out there I havent seen, ppl I havent met and who havent know me.
God, there 're a million books I want to read.
I dont want to sleep... I want to be awake.
This is my life - I want to live it”
Mary Alice Monroe, The Book Club

“Privacy is something that we maintain for the good of ourselves and others. Secrecy we keep to separate ourselves from others, even those we love.”
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“Friends come and go. But through the thick and thin, the good and bad, you can only ever count on your family. That's the heart of it. Family.”
Mary Alice Monroe, The Summer Girls

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