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About the Author

Mary McAvoy lives in Massachusetts where she is busy writing in her favorite theme, the profound influence of love. In her books, Mary explores love's driving impact on an individual's life (Love's Compass), love's power over death (The Setting of the Sun), the infectious nature of love (Love, Topaz) and the devastating ripple effect of a single moment without love (as yet, untitled). Love, Topaz will be released in 2013. Mary's first full-length novel, it is the delightful story of a young writer, Jerome, and his muse (and love), Topaz, who he sneaks into a writers retreat - resulting in much excitement and tension as the infections nature of the young couple's love begins to seep from their room and into the hearts and lives of the guests of the writer's retreat and the residents of the fictitious northern Virginia village of Weeping Willow, where the story takes place. Mary's second full-length novel, due for publication in 2014, is a darker story that shows the devastating impact on the psyches and hearts of its characters that is the result of one moment absent of love.

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  • File Size: 231 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615604617
  • Publisher: Syntax and Style; 1 edition (February 12, 2012)
  • Publication Date: February 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XBCHC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,812,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mary McAvoy has completed two novellas and is now working on two novels. A central theme in each of these books is love -- the pull of love directing the course of a life, the power of love over death, the infectious nature of love, and the ripple of devastation that one act, devoid of love, can have on the psyche and lives of many.

Through her writing, Mary hopes to remind human hearts of the importance of love for the health of humanity.

Mary's first novella, Love's Compass (available through Amazon), is an engaging love story with contemporary and provocative thoughts on love, marriage, family and divorce woven throughout. After a long-term marriage, Liv finds that her husband is becoming more and more remote, and she is drawn to attentions from another man.

Mary's second novella, The Setting of the Sun, (available exclusively on Amazon) is a poignant story about an elderly woman, Anne, who looks back on her life in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a New England mill town, on the day of her husband's funeral. The book examines the nature of the true love that exists between Anne and her husband.

Love, Topaz is Mary's first full length novel. Set at a writers retreat, the reader will enjoy witnessing young, pure love and its infectious impact as Jerome, an anxious, budding writer, tries to advance his work and credibility while hiding his muse and love, Topaz, in his room.

Mary is concurrently working on her fourth novel. Through the voices of five characters, like puzzle pieces put in place to create a whole scene, her characters, bit by bit, present their perspective on one event -- and the devastation of that one moment without love is realized in each of their lives.

Mary lives in New England, where she has spent most of her life. Her B.A. is in English Literature and the Classics. The sixth of twelve siblings, Mary is a keen observer of life, human nature and love. She has two children and lots of nieces and nephews!

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There are some writers who just have a gift for telling a good story, and in so doing find the right word, or turn of phrase, to illuminate plot and character. Mary McAvoy is such a writer, and in her short novella, ‘The Setting of the Sun’, she shows just how it should be done. This book is a delight to read, and to read again, because it draws you in, little by little, until you find yourself in world of delicate marvels. The tale told is a parable of love, and an embrace of life and the enduring mystery of its meaning. I should add that a beautiful poem, which figures prominently in the plot, and appears at the close of the tale, could very well stand on its own in the pages of a poetry journal. It's marvelous. But I suggest that you read "The Setting of the Sun' to find out for yourself. You will not regret it.
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