New York Times
bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina.
Already a successful author with six books to her credit, she was captivated by the beautyand fragilityof her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her books.
Since then, she has explored the problems of endangered sea turtles (The Beach House), raptors (Skyward) and the indigenous grass and endangered ecosystem (Sweetgrass). In Swimming Lessons, her new novel and a sequel to The Beach House, ...read more