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Alison McGhee


Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee’s bestselling novel SHADOW BABY was a "Today Show" Book Club pick, and her picture book for adults, SOMEDAY, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She has been the recipient of four Minnesota Book Awards, the Geisel Medal, a MacDowell Colony residency, and several ALA awards.

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Books by Alison McGhee

by Alison McGhee - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Twenty-one-year-old Mallie Williams has just landed on her feet following a tumultuous youth when the unthinkable happens: she is violently assaulted. The crime leaves her comatose, surrounded by friends and family who are hoping against hopes for a full recovery. But soon Mallie's small community finds themselves divided. The rape has left Mallie pregnant, and while some friends are convinced that she would never keep the pregnancy, others are sure that a baby would be the only good thing to come out of all of this pain. Mallie, her family and her town find themselves at the center of a media storm, confronting questions nobody should have to face. And when Mallie emerges from the fog, what will she think of the choices that were made on her behalf?

by Alison McGhee - Fiction

When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondacks town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a loving but fiercely independent woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, and so Clara built a new life for herself. Now more than a decade has passed, and Clara, a successful writer, has been summoned home. Tamar has become increasingly forgetful and can no longer live on her own. But just as her mother’s memory is declining, Clara’s questions are building. Why was Tamar so insistent that Clara leave all those years ago? Just what secrets was she hiding?