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Monroe, Mary Alice

Overview
Works: 46 works in 390 publications in 1 language and 25,604 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Fishing stories  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Diary fiction  Chick lit 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3563.O529, 813.54
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Publications about Mary Alice Monroe
Publications by Mary Alice Monroe
Most widely held works by Mary Alice Monroe
Beach house memories by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
43 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,401 libraries worldwide
In this tale that explores the themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South, the author returns to her classic Southern setting in the Isle of Palms with the sequel to her novel The Beach House. She weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s as she tells the story of Olivia, "Lovie" Rutledge, the mother from The Beach House. As Lovie sits on the porch of her charming beach house and looks out over the ocean, the old woman reflects on the difficult choices she made in many years earlier, during the summer that changed her life. In 1974, at thirty-nine years old, Lovie hosts a formal dinner party for her unappreciative husband in their lovely home in a neighborhood of privilege in Charleston. The following morning she takes her two children to a nearby barrier island where her family has a modest beach cottage. Behind closed doors, and exhausted from keeping up appearances, her husband's infidelity and his withering, disdainful looks, she can only find solace and happiness at the beach. But when a handsome biologist arrives to research the status of nesting turtles, a project that is Lovie's passion, she finds herself falling in love over the course of the summer, with devastating consequences. This novel is a tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman's private strength
Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,316 libraries worldwide
Sweetgrass is a historical tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass -- named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area -- is in trouble. Bulldozers are leveling surrounding properties, and the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. For some of the Blakelys, the prospect of selling Sweetgrass is bittersweet -- for others, it is completely unimaginable. But as they find the strength to stay and fight, they realize that their bond as a family is all they need to stay together
Time is a river by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,122 libraries worldwide
While recovering from breast cancer in a remote cabin in North Carolina, Mia Landan finds the journal of Kate Watkins, a 1920s fly fisher, and, inspired by Kate's example, learns to fish and uncovers many secrets around her
The butterfly's daughter by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,880 libraries worldwide
Following the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico, Luz Avila arrives in San Antonio to find her aunt and meets her mother, who she had always believed dead. Now Luz must face her mother's reappearance in her life and get her grandmother's ashes to Mexico for the Day of the Dead
Swimming lessons by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,877 libraries worldwide
Toy Sooner, a single mother and marine biologist opening a turtle rehab facility with the help of a director at the South Carolina Aquarium, must find a way to deal with the return of her daughter's vindictive father, who has just been released from prison
Skyward by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 libraries worldwide
E.R. nurse Ellas Majors accepts a temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a 5-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. Her father, Harris, is seemingly better at rehabilitating birds-of-prey at his South Carolina sanctuary than dealing with his daughter. As things start to happen, healing those whose hearts are injured, a troubled mother's unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love
The book club by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
For five women whose lives are in transition, their regular book club meeting provides them a place of comfort, support, and sanctuary
The four seasons by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,446 libraries worldwide
As the emotions of the past reverberate into the present, the Season sisters, Jillian, Beatrice, and Rose, attend their younger sister's funeral and begin a cross-country journey in search of a stranger who has the power to mend their shattered lives
The summer girls by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,351 libraries worldwide
Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. In this trilogy set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the author captures the complex relationships between three half sisters scattered across the country, and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds. Set amid ancient live oaks and palmettos, overlooking the water, historic Sea Breeze is Marietta Muir's ancestral summer home. Her granddaughters once adored vacations there, but it has been years since they have visited. Mamaw fears once she is gone, the family bonds will fray. The Muir family is one of Charleston's oldest and the blood of their pirate captain ancestor runs strong, so Marietta drops a subtle promise of loot, pearl necklaces, priceless antique furniture, even the house, to lure her "summer girls" back to the lowcountry. For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong, until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future. In this novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer
Last light over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
Every woman in the lowcountry knows the unspoken fear that clutches the heart every time her man sets out to sea. Now that fear has become a terrible reality for Carolina Morrison. Her husband, shrimp boat captain Bud Morrison, the only man she's ever loved, is lost and alone somewhere in the vast Atlantic fishing grounds, with a storm gathering and last light falling.--From publisher's description
The summer wind by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
"This heartwarming women's fiction series from beloved New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe centers on Marietta Colson Muir, a dowager of Charleston society who has retired to her historic summer home on Sullivan's Island called Conquest, and her three granddaughters Carson, Eudora, and Harper. It's summer once again on idyllic Sullivan's Island, but Eudora, or Dora as she's affectionately called by her family, is feeling anything but perfect. With a perpetually withdrawn son and an impending divorce, the pressure is just too much to handle, and Dora cracks, suffering what the doctors are calling 'Broken Heart' syndrome. Mamaw, Lucille, Harper, and Carson all rally around Dora to support her and nurse her back to health--however, it seems Dora isn't the only one falling apart this summer. Between Lucille's health scare and an unexpected surprise that has Carson reconsidering her life's direction, it looks like all the women of Sullivan's Island could use some TLC. When Sullivan's is hit with a tropical storm, it will be up to the three sisters to band together and weather the tempest together--both the one outside their windows, and the raging sea of emotions within each one of them" --
The long road home by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 libraries worldwide
"Her husband's suicide left Nora MacKenzie alone, and his shady Wall Street dealings left the Manhattan socialite penniless. By a miracle she's held on to their mountainside farm--and she'll keep holding on, no matter what. The property is Nora's one chance to wring some dignity out of the sham she's been living. The Vermont locals think she's a city girl on a nature kick, but she's not afraid to get her hands dirty. Nora's serious about learning the farming business...if she can figure out where to begin. Against the locals' skepticism, she has only one ally: Charles 'C.W.' Walker. C.W. is hardworking, gentle with the animals and a patient teacher of the hundreds of chores Nora needs to learn. Slowly she starts to believe she'll survive in her new life, even flourish. She might even be willing to open her heart again. But she won't return to a life of lies...and the truth about C.W. may be more than Nora's fragile heart can bear."--P. [4] of cover
Girl in the mirror by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
After dealing with Charlotte's facial deformity all of her life, "one cruel incident compels her to have the surgery that changes her life forever."--Cover
Beach house memories by Mary Alice Monroe( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
A tale set in the 1970s American South shares the story of Lovie Rutledge, who reflects on a summer during which a beach vacation to escape her unfaithful, disdainful husband culminates in a fateful romance with a handsome biologist
Time is a river a novel by Mary Alice Monroe( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
On the mend from breast cancer and a broken marriage, Mia retreats to a secluded river cabin in the North Carolina mountains. When she finds a journal belonging to the fly-fishing legend who used to live in the cabin, Mia reopens a decades-old scandal and discovers a voice that helps her to find strength in the face of her own ordeal
The butterfly's daughter by Mary Alice Monroe( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Following the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico, Luz Avila arrives in San Antonio to find her aunt and meets her mother, who she had always believed dead. Now Luz must face her mother's reappearance in her life and get her grandmother's ashes to Mexico for the Day of the Dead
The summer girls by Mary Alice Monroe( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. In this trilogy set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the author captures the complex relationships between three half sisters scattered across the country, and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds
Last light over Carolina a novel by Mary Alice Monroe( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 libraries worldwide
On an otherwise ordinary day in a small shrimping village off the coast of South Carolina, a boat goes missing. The entire town rallies and mobilizes to find the lost vessel. Upon that vessel, a longtime shrimp boat captain and his wife of thirty years find themselves injured and disoriented. Throughout the course of one day, flashbacks of Bud Morrison, the captain on board, and Carolina, his wife, reveal the happier days of a once-thriving shrimping industry
Swimming lessons by Mary Alice Monroe( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Toy Sooner left behind an abusive lifestyle to become a marine biologist at the South Carolina Aquarium. Just as she starts testing the waters with Ethan, the director at the aquarium, her daughter's father is released from jail and unexpectedly returns to the Isle of Palms, determined to shake up their lives
A butterfly called Hope by Mary Alice Monroe( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
"The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. "What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?" Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl "claim" the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?"--
 
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controlled identity Kruesi, Mary Alice

Kruesi, Mary Alice
モンロー, メアリー・アリス
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