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Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Finds


This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

Sweet Mary by Liz Balmaseda
Literary Fiction
Atria (July 14, 2009)
256 pages
ISBN: 978-1416542964

From Amazon:

In this mesmerizing debut novel by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Liz Balmaseda, one woman's hunger for justice becomes a journey into darkness -- and a punishing, soul-searching test of priorities.

Dulce Maria "Mary" Guevara is a woman with nothing left to lose. Wrongly accused of being a cocaine queen, she has lost her job, her reputation, and -- worst of all -- custody of her son. Even after the charges are dropped, suspicion lingers. Desperate to get it all back, she takes what she considers the only path open to her: She goes on a hunt for the real drug queen. Unfortunately, the one person she believes can help her is the last person she wants to see again: Joe Pratts, her ex-fiancé, a man whose connections to the drug world once ended their relationship.

Trying not to fall for Joe again is just the beginning of Mary's challenges, however. Her search leads her through the most deceiving of jungles: suburbia. There, she comes face-to-face with disturbing realities that challenge everything she thinks she knows about her formerly tranquil life. Mary's final dilemma hits closer to home than she ever imagined.

Sweet Mary is a gripping, heartrending story with a noir soul and plenty of surprising twists -- an assured debut from a writer with tremendous experience and talent.

4 Comments:

Ladybug said...

This sounds like a really good book, I have to add it to my wishlist.

Shona said...

I like the blurb , might try the book. Thanks..Here is my list Friday Finds

Kristen said...

This one looks good too! Here's my friday finds;

http://bookworminginthe21stcentury.blogspot.com/2009/06/friday-finds-june-26th.html

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

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