The Upper Room

The Upper Room

by Mary Monroe

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Overview

The “magnificent, funny, and terrifying” debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of God Don’t Like Ugly (The San Francisco Chronicle).
 
Mama Ruby’s known for taking things that aren’t rightfully hers, like her best friend’s stillborn infant, who she brought back to life and christened Maureen. She’s also rumored to have done away with her husband. Some fear her, others try their best to avoid her. But Mama Ruby doesn’t pay them any mind. Not when she’s got the one gift God gave her—her precious baby girl.
 
But growing up with a mama like Ruby is enough to make any half-sane girl wish for something—anything—else. And when Maureen gets the chance to explore the “real” world, you can bet she’s going to take it . . . and run like hell.
 
“[An] engaging debut novel . . . The dialogue and setting are reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston, but the story has a bizarre, violent edge la Stephen King . . . a candid portrayal of the cold-blooded yet fascinating Mama Ruby.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“A chilling story that is bound to astound Monroe’s fans.” —Booklist
 
Praise for Mary Monroe
 
“An exceptional writer and phenomenal storyteller!” —Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author
 
“A remarkable talent.” —Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Monroe is a masterful storyteller.” —Philadelphia Inquirer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758267726
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Series: A Mama Ruby Novel , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 307,000
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

MARY MONROE, the daughter of sharecroppers, was born thirteen days before Christmas and always celebrates her birthday with a Christmas theme (once she even dressed as an elf). She usually spends the holiday with family and friends feasting on elaborate meals, exchanging gifts, and trying to keep unruly pets from knocking over the Christmas tree. But even when this event is spent alone eating a take-out dinner and watching the same sentimental Christmas movies for the hundredth time, it is still the most special day in the year. Mary is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling God series, which includes God Don’t Like Ugly and God Don’t Make No Mistakes, among other novels. Winner of the AAMBC Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, Mary Monroe currently lives in Oakland, California. She loves to hear from her readers via e-mail at AuthorAuthor5409@aol.com.Visit Mary’s website at MaryMonroe.org.

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