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Mary Morris

Biography

Mary Morris

Mary Morris is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the novels THE JAZZ PALACE, A MOTHER'S LOVE and HOUSE ARREST, and of nonfiction, including the travel memoir classic NOTHING TO DECLARE: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize in literature and the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction. Morris lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Mary Morris

Books by Mary Morris

by Mary Morris - Fiction

In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many generations. Over the centuries, de Torres’ descendants travel from Spain and Portugal to Mexico, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town in which he grew up. Entrada de la Luna is a place that holds a profound secret --- one that its residents cannot even imagine.

by Mary Morris - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman has no interest in making hats. His true passion is piano --- especially jazz.