About Montpelier Tomorrow
• Paperback: 318 pages
• Publisher: All Things That Matter Press; First edition (August 21, 2014)
Mid-life mom, Colleen Gallagher, would do anything to protect her children from harm. When her daugther’s husband falls ill with ALS, Colleen rolls up her sleeves and moves in, juggling the multiple roles of grandma, cook, and caregiver, only to discover that even her superhuman efforts can’t fix what’s wrong.
“Each time I have reread this novel, I have felt rewarded by the connection it offers to the central character, Colleen. I can think of no single page in which her voice is not an irreplaceable gift to the reader.”—Kevin McIlvoy, author of The Fifth Station
“An affecting, deeply honest novel; at the same time, a lacerating indictment of our modern health care system”—Kirkus Reviews
“…if you like well written books, wonderfully developed characters, and a story with a greater purpose you should read Montpelier Tomorrow by Marylee MacDonald. I cannot stress enough how good this book is.”—Ben Green for Reader Views
“A heartrending story of love, loss and the endurance of the human spirit”—Literary Fiction Book Review
“Montpelier Tomorrow portrays real issues of life; it exposes the multi-layers of human conflict and the heroism of motherhood.”—Cheryl E. Rodriguez for ReadersFavorite
“An amazing story of a family going through difficult times and each one trying to keep things going under those difficult circumstances.”—Mamta Madhavan for ReadersFavorite
About Marylee MacDonald
A former carpenter and mother of five, Marylee MacDonald began writing when her last child left for college. Her fiction has won the Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award, the Barry Hannah Prize, the Ron Rash Award, the Matt Clark Prize, and the ALR Fiction Award. Her novel, Montpelier Tomorrow, was a Finalist in the 2014 IPPY Awards and the Faulkner-Wisdom Prize. She is widely published in literary magazines such as American Literary Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Folio, Blue Moon Literary & Art Review, Broad River Review, Four Quarters, New Delta Review, North Atlantic Review, Raven Chronicles, Reunion: The Dallas Review, River Oak Review, Ruminate, StoryQuarterly, The Briar Cliff Review, and Yalobusha Review.
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Marylee’s Tour Stops
Monday, August 24th: bookchickdi
Wednesday, August 26th: Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, August 31st: BoundbyWords
Friday, September 4th: Back Porchervations
Tuesday, September 8th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, September 9th: Raven Haired Girl
Thursday, September 10th: Time 2 Read
Monday, September 14th: Bibliotica
Tuesday, September 15th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Wednesday, September 16th: Thoughts On This ‘n That
Thursday, September 17th: Seaside Book Nook
Friday, September 18th: Dreams, Etc.
Wednesday, September 23rd: The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Thursday, September 24th: Hoser’s Blook
Wednesday, September 30th: The Reading Cove Book Club
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