"Told through emails, text messages, and emotionally intimate scenes, the book is a stylistically daring character study. Readers who enjoy dark contemporary fiction will find much to savor in this novel.--Carly Thompson, Library Journal
"Sherry & Narcotics" is a raw, immersive debut. Nina-Marie Gardner is uncannily good at depicting the wantonly self-destructive behavior of a young woman who should know better.
-Howard County Times
"a compelling and a heartrending read...I recommend this book be read when the reader has time to read it start to finish, you won't want to put it down."
--Sandra Shwayder Sanchez, Book Pleasures
Gardner understands how people speak and write. She knows every tic and quaver of an individual voice, and the result is so good it's unnerving, a soul-signature replicated on the page...
--Max Dunbar, 3AM MagazineThis superbly written, gritty story centers around online editor Mary and the gradual train wreck she makes of her life... Sparse, taut prose makes Mary's situation springto life with frightening clarity..."
--Sandy Amazeen, Monsters and Critics
From the Inside Flap
Mary is in a very fragile place after the death of her father, distance in her relationship with her mother, and a tenuous sobriety which has long slipped away but for her hiding it from her family. It's under such inauspicious timing, while living in London, that Mary starts up a correspondence with a dreamy poet, but from the very beginning things are far from how they appear.