Sweet Mary

Sweet Mary

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents the story of a woman who loses her job, reputation, and custody of her young son when she is wrongly accused of dealing drugs, a situation that prompts her vengeance when she cannot reclaim her life after the charges are dropped.

Blackwell North Amer
Dulce Maria "Mary" Guevara is a woman with nothing left to lose. Wrongly accused of being a cocaine queen, she has lost her job, her reputation, and - worst of all - custody of her son. Even after the charges are dropped, suspicion lingers. Desperate to get it all back, she takes what she considers the only path open to her: She goes on a hunt for the real drug queen. Unfortunately, the one person she believes can help her is the last person she wants to see again: Joe Pratts, her ex-fiance, a man whose connections to the drug world once ended their relationship.
Trying not to fall for Joe again is just the beginning of Mary's challenges, however. Her search leads her through the most deceiving of jungles: suburbia. There, she comes face-to-face with disturbing realities that challenge everything she thinks she knows about her formerly tranquil life. Mary's final dilemma hits closer to home than she ever imagined.
Sweet Mary is a gripping, heartrending story with a noir soul and plenty of surprising twists - an assured debut from a writer with tremendous experience and talent.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents the story of a woman who loses her job, reputation, and custody of her young son when she is wrongly accused of dealing drugs, a situation that prompts her vengeance when she cannot reclaim her life after the charges are dropped.

Simon and Schuster
In this mesmerizing debut novel by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Liz Balmaseda, one woman's hunger for justice becomes a journey into darkness -- and a punishing, soul-searching test of priorities.

Dulce Maria "Mary" Guevara is a woman with nothing left to lose. Wrongly accused of being a cocaine queen, she has lost her job, her reputation, and -- worst of all -- custody of her son. Even after the charges are dropped, suspicion lingers. Desperate to get it all back, she takes what she considers the only path open to her: She goes on a hunt for the real drug queen. Unfortunately, the one person she believes can help her is the last person she wants to see again: Joe Pratts, her ex-fiancé, a man whose connections to the drug world once ended their relationship.

Trying not to fall for Joe again is just the beginning of Mary's challenges, however. Her search leads her through the most deceiving of jungles: suburbia. There, she comes face-to-face with disturbing realities that challenge everything she thinks she knows about her formerly tranquil life. Mary's final dilemma hits closer to home than she ever imagined.

Sweet Mary is a gripping, heartrending story with a noir soul and plenty of surprising twists -- an assured debut from a writer with tremendous experience and talent.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416542964
1416542965
Branch Call Number: F BAL
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 24 cm

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