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Mary Alice Monroe

Author of The Beach House

Includes the names: Mary Alice Monroe, Mary Monroe Alice, Mary Alice Kruesi
Also includes: Mary Alice. (2)

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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 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. — biography from The Beach House… (more)
The Beach House 658 copies, 25 reviews
The Book Club 499 copies, 24 reviews
Time Is a River 372 copies, 18 reviews
Sweetgrass 365 copies, 14 reviews
The Summer Girls 327 copies, 25 reviews
Swimming Lessons 289 copies, 8 reviews
Beach House Memories 258 copies, 13 reviews
Beach House for Rent 256 copies, 15 reviews
The Butterfly's Daughter 234 copies, 16 reviews
Skyward 233 copies, 9 reviews
The Four Seasons 231 copies, 9 reviews
Beach House Reunion 219 copies, 16 reviews
The Summer Wind 211 copies, 15 reviews
Summer's End 205 copies, 19 reviews
Last Light over Carolina 200 copies, 14 reviews
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