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"An ambitious work, Wallace's debut novel tackles difficult subjects, including a soldier's hidden scars from battle and the devastation of a hometown spiraling into economic disarray. Celeste grew up on tales her mother told her about Detroit being "the doe-eyed, fresh-faced belle of the nation's ball." However, as Celeste reached adulthood and the economy collapsed, her city "declined into a gaunt, overlooked old woman whose stringy hair was sown with weeds." This dark backdrop sets the scene for an even bigger struggle when she meets Eddie, an Iraq War veteran whose overwhelming PTSD makes for a rocky relationship. As Celeste continues to fall for Eddie, hoping to cure him of his dark moods, she begins to suspect that there's more to him than what she sees. Celeste's concerns for her failing town and her secretive boyfriend come together when she learns that drug trafficking is at the heart of Detroit's destruction. Yet she becomes even more determined to carve out a life with her boyfriend, although it means leaving her hometown and friends behind as she and Eddie relocate to Hawaii. Eddie chases his dream of opening a dive shop and reconnects with his young daughter, Rosalinda, while Celeste is forced to choose what will ultimately make her happy. Celeste's tendency to lose herself in the people around her makes her a sympathetic, likable character, and her story, usually told in a straightforward manner, also features twists that take surprising and touching turns. Her complicated relationship with Eddie makes for an original romantic tale that's timely and memorable." Kirkus Indie Review

About the Author

Mary Wallace lives in Northern California. She is an early adopter and has blogged and written on tech innovation, social justice and contemporary issues for an international audience. An alum of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she has written three novels and is working on a romantic series through time. She loves raising her three kids and has put the bumper sticker ‘One People, One Planet, One Future’ on each of her cars through the years. She believes that there is more that unites us than that divides us and hopes for a future energized by love instead of fear. Science is discovering that the heart sends more messages to the brain than vice versa. Here’s hoping for a kinder, gentler human race… Readers can contact Mary via her website, www.marywallace.com and can connect with her thru her website at Facebook at “Mary Wallace Author”, Twitter at @marywallace, Pinterest and other social media sites. She is available for Skype or Google Hangout Book Club meetings.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Road Angel Media (January 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985420707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985420703
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,803,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mary Wallace lives in Marin County, California. She is an early adopter and has blogged and written on tech innovation, social justice and contemporary issues for an international audience. She has now turned to fiction. An alum of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she has written three novels and is working on a romantic series through time. She loves raising her three kids and has put the bumper sticker 'One People, One Planet, One Future' on each of her cars through the years. She believes that there is more that unites us than that divides us and hopes for a future energized by love instead of fear. Science is discovering that the heart sends more messages to the brain than vice versa. Here's hoping for a kinder, gentler human race...

Readers can contact Mary via her website, www.marywallace.com where they can find connections to her Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites.

She is available for Twitcam, Skype or Google Hangout Book Club meetings.

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An impressive, ambitious work that projects such heartfelt emotion within, which I guarantee will render you awestruck. Current and acutely relevant, the powerful narrative explores bold issues such as economic chaos, social deprivation and those internal scars carried by a soldier from Iraq. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is explored through the eyes of the main character's, whose inner struggles are as burdensome as those ordeals and tribulations that they face within the outside world. Mary Wallace is also brave by tackling issues such as Drug addiction and trafficking, which ultimately connects the town of Detroit with the character's past and their future. Undeniably assured and candid this distinctive, original work is quite remarkable. Celeste and Eddie's intensely passionate romance is exquisitely drawn, full of emotive multi-layered meaning and stunning simplicity. I was mesmerized not only by the colorful characters whom endured so much, but by how they dealt with challenging situations and pushed forwards in the face of adversity...

Unsure of what to expect with this contemporary novel, I was pleasantly surprised by how the thought-provoking narrative and well-drawn plot affected me so. Anticipating a singular outlook on a soldier's life returning home from Iraq, I was not expecting for the storyline to be so complex and interestingly detailed. Fresh, exciting and unforgettable, this is a story that will remain buried within your mind for a long time afterwards. Like nothing I have encountered before I must therefore commend Mary Wallace for producing something brave, ambitious and quite daring that reaches out to you with vigor.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eileen Chatoff on January 20, 2013
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This book brings to life in a very personal way the issues facing our country. Warmed to complex and whole characters with each chapter. Cared about what happens to them and followed them on an intriguing life journey of love, healing and recovery.
I'd recommend to everyone.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Ryan on February 24, 2013
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There are some books that can be nibbled away..... a chapter while you wait in the car pool line, 400 calories worth at the gym, and a chapter before you go to bed. This is the kind of book that you just have to devour.... after two pages I was sucked in and pretty much HAD to find out what was going to happen to Eddie, the tortured, mysterious (and gorgeous- one of my favorite things about reading is casting all the characters in my own special way,so I may have made Eddie a bit more Bradley Copperish than the author intended) and Celeste, the most endearing and hopeful grafitti artist ever, and hilarious Frank, my very, very favorite character..... Darling, you will just have to check this book out for yourself. But don't say I didn't warm you: be prepared to not be be able to stop reading it once you start.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. F. Slavin on April 14, 2013
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I've read hundreds of novels over the years, in one span of a couple years reading ebooks from Project Gutenberg starting with Jane Austen's first novel then through all her novels, in order, then back to authors Austen admired, starting with their first books and reading through their novels, all the way from the 1700s to the early 1900s. I found some amazing writers this way, with some wonderful stories.

This novel is very much in that style. It's engrossing. It captures a moment in time and place. It challenges the characters and the reader to think about what they're reading and the lives they lead today.

But all great fiction lives or dies on their characters. This novel has some really fun engrossing characters, starting with Celeste and Frank, stuck in dead end jobs in a dead end city, yet warm and loving to each other as they have some amusing adventures. Then Eddie wanders into the story and makes it even deeper. Celeste is challenged to grow beyond the world she has in mind for herself, to embrace Eddie and his mother and his daughter. My favorite character, though, is the little old Hawaiian grandmother, Malia. She's a cutie. But she's also tough as nails and still hopeful despite awful experiences.

I also loved this novel would not let me put it down. It was very easy to read, evening after evening and on the train, pulling me in over and over. Good stuff. I highly recommend this as an insightful story with a lot of good characters doing their best to get by and have some fun doing it. Definitely buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Snipes on March 30, 2013
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This is a powerfully meaningful and compelling contemporary novel. Please do not assume that it is simply the story of a deeply scarred U.S. veteran of the Iraq war debacle. You will be surprised by the scope of the journey on which the author takes you - which also includes a love story, but so much more - and a considerably more enlightened individual for having taken the ride.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Glasenk on March 28, 2013
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Character development, story line and pace of the action all made this book a great read!!! Highly recommend to others
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bryn V. on April 23, 2013
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A friend brought me this book since I am currently living abroad. They had really liked the copy they acquired after reading an early great Kirkus Review, and thought I would too.

I enjoyed it for its intriguing blend of iconic postwar romance and renewal, in Detroit and Hawaii. The title is very apt.

I found the novel exhilarating from the opening paragraphs to the conclusion, compelling, probing and warm, as other reviewers have shared in detail. I can highly recommend you acquire this new first novel for your 2013 summer reading.

A wonderful debut, and looking forward to seeing what the author writes next!
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