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Mary Rowen

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Mary Rowen is a Boston area mom with a wonderful family that allows her time to write almost every day.
She grew up in the Massachusetts Merrimack Valley and graduated from Providence College. She has worked as a writer, teacher, salesperson, and political canvasser.

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I was a tomboy as a kid. It was the 1970s, and my neighborhood friends and I played outdoors whenever we could. My grass-stained knees and shins were usually dirty and covered in scrapes and bruises; I adored all the local cats and dogs; frogs, mice, and bugs didn’t gross me out. I’d never heard of Lyme disease, and couldn’t understand why anyone would use sunscreen. I mean, how could something...

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I knew Nicole Lyons had a way with words, and a gift for painting feelings and emotions—especially the darker ones—in unexpected, sometimes even shocking ways. Still, I was unprepared for this expansive, breathtaking collection. If you’re up for a po ...more
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Falling Back To One gripped me from the start. I loved the dark, gritty tone, the setting (New York City in the 1970s), and the extremely believable characters, who drive the story. Reading it made me realize how much I miss true realism in fiction. ...more
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