Mary Alice Monroe
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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her novels.

Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels, published worldwide, and the author of two children's picture books. She writes richly textured stories that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life.

Monroe has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA and starred reviews. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers' Choice Awards, RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the Girls Scouts of America Woman of Distinction Award, the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was featured at the National Festival of the Book, the 2008 International Book Award for Green Fiction for The Butterfly's Daughter, the 2015 Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award, and the ASPCA Henry Bergh award for Children's Fiction. Monroe's A Lowcountry Christmas won the 2017 Southern Prize for Fiction. Her novel, The Beach House, was adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell, Minka Kelly, and Chad Michael Murray. In 2018 Mary Alice Monroe was inducted into the South Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.

Mary Alice is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium and The Leatherback Trust. She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events. Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and online blogs.

Mary Alice Monroe is published by Gallery Books and Aladdin Books, Simon & Schuster. Her agent is Faye Bender of The Book Group.

Monroe lives with her family on Isle of Palms, a barrier island off Charleston, South Carolina. For additional information, go to www.maryalicemonroe.com.

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    • The Beach House

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485

    Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, very poor audio quality

    • By Dawn on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Swimming Lessons

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    It's been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good One

    • By Robin Bergeron on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Beach House Memories

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Autumn brings its own haunting beauty to the sun-soaked beaches and dunes on Isle of Palms, where Olivia “Lovie” Rutledge lives in her beloved Primrose Cottage with her daughter, Cara....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • REALLY GREAT STORY

    • By jacquelynn on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Butterfly's Daughter

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    The legend of las mariposas — the beautiful monarch butterflies that every year fly more than two thousand miles on fragile wings to return to their winter home in Mexico — is Luz Avila’s birthright....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous <br />

    • By Hello on 10-28-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Beach House Reunion

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same

    • By JoAnn Hall on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Beach House for Rent

    • The Beach House, Book 3
    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author of the Lowcountry Summer series, returns to her beloved Beach House series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rather weak

    • By Mary on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Lowcountry Wedding

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding - or two! - in Charleston's fabled Lowcountry....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to concentrate

    • By JoAnn Hall on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sweetgrass

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweetgrass Review

    • By Jean on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Summer Wind

    • The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    This series is the poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their Southern roots and family bonds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!!

    • By Kelly Jackson on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Book Club

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Beware: Title Is Deceptive !!

    • By Fran Foster on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $29.99

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