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Thursday, January 26, 2006

MARY AFTER ALL

I need to change just changed my blogger settings so I will get email notifications whenever someone comments on this blog. I can't believe I missed this comment, and consequently missed this event.

Anyway, there's a new novel about Jersey City, which I think I will add to my brand-spankin' new book club's list.

Synopsis below:

Meet Mary Noland (nee Morelli), a tough-talking Jersey City native who comes of age during the turbulent 1970s. Marrying young to escape her parents, Mary finds herself shipwrecked by life with her philandering husband. Financially dependent on but emotionally abandoned by him, struggling to raise their two young sons virtually alone, Mary finally hits rock bottom. How she pulls herself up by her bootstraps is the story she tells in this remarkable debut. And the lives she touches en route to independence--giving a nun a makeover, bringing joy to a group of valium-addled housewives, going into business with her colorful host of Mafioso relatives--are testaments to the huge heart, generous spirit, and unflinching insight that make Mary unforgettable.
[via Fernham]

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