Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Mary Alice Monroe releases Beach House Memories , May 7

Follow us to the South Carolina Aquarium for the release party of Mary Alice Monroe’s anticipated new novel, Beach House MemoriesMon., May 7, 6 pm.

Monroe is known for her intimate portrayals of women’s lives and for drawing parallels with nature and human nature. An active environmentalist, she draws on her own experiences in the Lowcountry. Her 13th book, Beach House Memories, is no exception.

The story follows Lovie Rutledge back in time, from her family’s old cottage on Isle of Palms to her struggle for liberation from Southern society in the 1970s. Lovie had always done what was expected—marrying the son of a historic Charleston family and turning over her fortune and fate to his control. One summer, everything changes when Lovie meets a handsome biologist and is forced to make one of the most agonizing decisions of her life. She risks losing everything: her reputation, her wealth, even her precious children.

Come meet Mary Alice Monroe and get your book signed. We will donate a portion of the proceeds to the SC Aquarium’s new Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Clinic.

(Gallery Books, hb., 400 pp. $26)


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