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Mary Monroe is the third child of Alabama sharecroppers, and the first and only member of her family to finish high school. Mary never attended college or any writing classes. She spent the first part of her life in Alabama and Ohio, moved to Richmond, California in 1973, and has lived in Oakland since 1984. Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published in 1985 and was widely reviewed throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain. She is a recipient of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for her novel God Don't Like Ugly.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction, Historical, Romantic Suspense

Mary Monroe recommends
This Fire Down in My Soul (2007)
J D Mason
"If you only read a few books a year, make this one of them."
The Unexpected Son (2010)
Shobhan Bantwal
"One of the best [novels] I've read this year. I couldn't put it down - this book is a gem!"
Forever Soul Ties (2011)
Vanessa Davis Griggs
"I absolutely love Vanessa's unique writing style. She is one of a kind."
Looking for Trouble (2013)
(Unexpected Love, book 3)
Trice Hickman
"I can't wait to see what Trice Hickman does next."
Her Sweetest Revenge (2015)
(Her Sweetest Revenge, book 1)
"Awesome book."

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