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Mary Alice Monroe

Author of The Beach House

44+ Works 6,211 Members 328 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

Mary Alice Monroe began her writing career studying journalism and writing nonfiction and for newspapers for hire. She began studying Asian culture after a trip to Japan with her husband and was later awarded a fellowship, became bilingual in Japanese and earned her master's degree. She has helped show more establish a government-funded English as a Second Language program for Southeast Asian refugees. Monroe has also co-authored an English-language survival text. Monroe wrote her first novel while confined to bed rest for her final months of pregnancy. Her book The Long Road Home made the New York Times bestseller list for 2010. She is now known primarily for her fiction work which is heavily influenced by her move to South Carolina's Lowcountry. Monroe enjoys nature and is involved with several environmental groups, including the board of the South Carolina Aquarium. Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island off South Carolina. show less
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Works by Mary Alice Monroe

The Beach House (2002) 692 copies
The Book Club (1999) 542 copies
Time Is a River (2008) 386 copies
Sweetgrass (2005) 386 copies
The Summer Girls (2013) 352 copies
Swimming Lessons (2007) 312 copies
Beach House for Rent (2017) 280 copies
Beach House Memories (2012) 276 copies
Skyward (2012) 248 copies
Beach House Reunion (2018) 245 copies
The Butterfly's Daughter (2011) 245 copies
The Four Seasons (2001) 244 copies
The Summer Wind (2014) 228 copies
The Summer's End (2015) 225 copies
Last Light over Carolina (2009) 213 copies

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Decent middle grade book, lovely illustrations.
 
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DKnight0918 | 2 other reviews | Dec 23, 2023 |
Decent middle grade book, lovely illustrations.
 
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DKnight0918 | 1 other review | Dec 23, 2023 |
Hope this will be the last for this series. The series started out so great and declined over the series.
 
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Works
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Members
6,211
Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
328
ISBNs
412
Languages
7
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