Mary Morris House Arrest

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House Arrest

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Mary Morris, called "a marvelous storyteller" by The Chicago Tribune, returns with the finest novel in her acclaimed career--a vividly etched, engrossing story of a nation, two remarkable women, and the meaning of freedom.

Taut with tension, filled with the telling observations of place and local character that grow out of her expertise as a travel writer, House Arrest is Mary Morris's richest, most powerful novel to date.

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Maggie Conover, a writer for a travel magazine, returns to a small Caribbean island to work on an update to a guidebook entry she wrote. The problem is that during her last trip she befriended Isabel Calderon, the daughter of the island's dictator, and helped her flee the island. The dictator was none too happy about that development and showed his displeasure by promptly detaining Maggie in the kind of hotel she's likely not to recommend to her readership. Real-life travel writer Mary Morris imaginatively captures the atmosphere of paradise ruined by totalitarianism as well as Maggie's difficult-to-define relationship with Isabel.

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Mary Morris is also the author of the novels The Night Sky, (available from Picador), Crossroads, and The Waiting Room; two travel memoirs, Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone and Wall to Wall: From Beijing to Berlin by Rail; and the award-winning story collections Vanishing Animals and Other Stories and The Bus of Dreams. Her new story collection is The Lifeguard. Mary Morris teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

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