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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

"...and the Coast, the seductive and sultry Lowcountry where the sea caresses a vast carpet of swaying marsh grass and warm sandy beaches."
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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? MM: An ever changing whirlwind with moments of serenity. Get more on Mary Alice Monroe at" ...More

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date: January 10, 2015 04:00PM
location: Wild Dunes Resort/Sweetgrass Pavilion, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle Of Palms, SC, The United States
description: Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will moderate the 9th Annual Wild Dunes Club Author’s Event featuring authors Pat Conroy and Cassandra King at the world-class Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, SC.

General Admission: $50. (seats are not assigned) Ticket price includes panel discussion, book signing, silent auction, passed hors d’oeuvres, carving station, wine and soft drinks. Cash bar available for beer and liquor purchases. Books available by Barnes & Noble.

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The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe
"I do love a book set in the beautiful low country. And this book thrilled me with descriptions of an island storm, pluff mud, beaches, dolphins and more. But there is so much more than the setting;
the women in this book two of a trilogy were real..." Read more of this review »
The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe
"Love, love, love this book and all other Mary Alice Monroe books. I am always in awe of how much emotion is captured in her books. She makes you feel what the characters feel. She is such a talented story teller and one of my absolute favorite aut..." Read more of this review »
The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe
"This was the second book in the series and I loved it just as much as the first. I laughed, I cried and I did not want the book to end. The characters become a part of you and you can feel the summer breeze, hear the ocean and believe that you are..." Read more of this review »
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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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