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Looking for Mary Gabriel: A Novel

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In the tradition of Carson McCullers, the author uses her own experience growing up with a mentally ill sister to pen this intensely moving novel. Set in the heart of the deep South, Looking for Mary Gabriel is the story of Bonita, a young girl who desperately wants her family to be normal, despite their strange behavior. Bonita's little sister, Mary, does not act like the ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 13th 2002 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2002)
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Gabby
Dec 18, 2010 Gabby rated it it was amazing
I actually really liked this book. The main character was likeable and it was interesting how the book went from the 1950's to 1995. It seemed like it would have been easiest just to have the sister hospitalized though-the main character's entire life revolves around chasing after her and she isn't even a very interesting character. Overall though, I thought it was very good book.
Emily
Jan 25, 2009 Emily rated it it was ok
The sister, Mary. Ugh! She's such an idiot. It was very depressing and stressful. God, she annoys me. ><
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