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A Novel

About The Book

From award-winning writer Debra Monroe comes a funny and poignant story of a woman's quest to find a physical and emotional home.
Maddie, a refugee from two marriages, wanders from place to place seeking new options and new connections. She eventually settles in a cozy old neighborhood in Tucson, gets a job, and contemplates her life so far: a mother who's been missing for two decades, a father she rarely sees, two sisters married to the same men for fifteen years, and a circle of quirky, spiteful, but loyal friends. Just as she's trying to decide whether she's actually "at home" in Tucson, she receives a phone call that sends her on another journey -- one that takes her both physically and emotionally into the past and affords her a glimpse of a newfangled future.

About The Author

Debra Monroe is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist. She has written six books, including two story collections, two novels, and two memoirs

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (February 24, 2000)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780684851976

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Raves and Reviews

Evelin Sullivan San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle Book Review Written with the seemingly effortless grace that is the hallmark of true mastery.

Judyth Rigler San Antonio Express News Poignant, often funny, and relentless in its exploration of what we've lost and how we rebuild broken lives...rewarding.

Publishers Weekly Intelligent and witty...deliciously wacky...quite entertaining.

BookPage A travelogue of the human heart.

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