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Lost Daughters

Mary Monroe.

By Mary Monroe

Everyone from Louisiana to Florida knows Mama Ruby--a small-town girl who became one of the South's most notorious and volatile women. Now New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe reveals how Mama Ruby's past haunts the family she's left behind. . .

Mama Ruby has died and Maureen Montgomery is finally taking charge of her own life. With her beautiful teenage daughter, Loretta, by her side, she returns to Florida and settles into a routine any other woman would consider bland. But for Maureen and her brother Virgil, after Mama Ruby's hair-trigger temper and murderous ways, bland is good. Yet Loretta has other ideas. . .

Set on becoming rich and famous, Loretta convinces Maureen to let her start a modeling career with the help of a Miami photographer. But even as they move in promising new directions, they can't escape Mama Ruby--including Virgil, who's concealed one of her most shocking acts for most of his life. To make a future that's truly hers, Maureen will have to take on a bit of Mama Ruby's strength, forge new bonds--and face down the past.

Praise for the Mama Ruby series

"Magnificent, coarse, funny and terrifying." --The San Francisco Chronicle on The Upper Room

"Monroe's style, like her characters, is no-holds-barred earthy. . .Monroe's characters deal with their situations with a weary worldliness and fatalism that reveal their vulnerability as well as their flaws." --Booklist on Mama Ruby

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0758274726


Format: Book
Author: Monroe, Mary
Summary: When her new husband Mel and her daughter Lorretta, an aspiring model, run off together, claiming they are in love, Maureen Montgomery must confront her tragic past to find the strength to overcome this devastating betrayal and make a new life for herself that is all her own.
Title: Lost daughters / Mary Monroe.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Dafina Books, 2013.
Subject: African American women -- Fiction Betrayal -- Fiction Florida -- Fiction
Isbn: 0758274726 9780758274724
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Monroe
Oclc: 812068683
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Bib Id: 431874

Format: Book
Author: Monroe, Mary
Summary: When her new husband Mel and her daughter Lorretta, an aspiring model, run off together, claiming they are in love, Maureen Montgomery must confront her tragic past to find the strength to overcome this devastating betrayal and make a new life for herself that is all her own.
Title: Lost daughters / Mary Monroe.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Dafina Books, 2013.
Description: 392 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: African American women -- Fiction
Subjects: Betrayal -- Fiction
Subjects: Florida -- Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Notes: "A Mama Ruby novel"--Jacket.
Notes: Sequel to: The upper room.
Notes: Includes discussion questions.
ISBN: 0758274726
ISBN: 9780758274724
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Monroe