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Book Title: The Upper Room|
ISBN 13: 9780758208897
The author of the book: Mary Monroe
Date of issue: July 1st 2004
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Mama Ruby is crazy as a bedbug.
And everybody is scared of her.
When her best friend delivers a stillborn little girl, Mama Ruby takes it back to her house to bury with the other bodies. But when, quite some time later, the infant miraculously shows signs of life, Mama Ruby chalks it up to her so called "Healing Hands" and hightails it out of town, baby girl in tow.
The residents of her new hometown are just as in awe, and in fear, of Mama Ruby as the folks Ruby left behind. It might have something to do with all those bodies pilling up in the shallow grave her son needs to dig constantly. They also think Mama Ruby is some kind of preacher, although she knows about as much Bible as Madea. Maureen, the kidnapped baby girl, is trapped in the middle of this chaos, and Mama Ruby has her future in a headlock. Will she ever find the courage to break free? Will Mama Ruby ever Do The Right Thing and let her go? Or is Maureen doomed to spend the rest of her natural life stuck with a crazy old lady?
Truth be told this wasn't nearly as well written or entertaining as God Don't Like Ugly. At times I was even angry at the writing, knowing Monroe can, and has, done better. Several times I was tempted to toss the book to the side. Only one thing kept me reading, and that was Mama Ruby. What a fruit fly! I was horrified, while at the same time...I couldn't get enough. Am I going to Hell??? I don't know. But I couldn't stop reading til the very last page.
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Read information about the authorI am the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of my family to finish high school. I never attended college or any writing classes. I taught myself how to write and started writing short stories around age four. I spent the first part of my life in Alabama and Ohio and moved to Richmond, California in 1973. I have lived in Oakland since 1984.
My first novel THE UPPER ROOM was published by St. Martin's Press in 1985 and was widely reviewed throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain. An excerpt is included in Terry McMillan's anthology BREAKING ICE. I endured fifteen years and hundreds of more rejection letters before I landed a contract for my second novel, GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY. It was published in October 2000 by Kensington Books. GOD DON'T PLAY is my seventh novel to be published, and it landed me a spot on the prestigious New York Times Bestsellers list for the first time! My eighth novel, "BORROW TROUBLE," was released December 2006. My ninth novel, DELIVER ME FROM EVIL, was released September 2007 and my tenth novel, SHE HAD IT COMING, was released in September 2008, and my eleventh novel THE COMPANY WE KEEP, will be released March 2009.
I won the Oakland Pen Award for Best Fiction of the Year in 2001 for GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY. I won the Best Southern Author Award for GONNA LAY DOWN MY BURDENS, in 2004.
I am divorced, I love to travel, I love to mingle with other authors, and I love to read anything by Ernest Gaines, Stephen King, Alice Walker, and James Patterson. I still write seven days a week and I get most of my ideas from current events, the people around me, but most of my material is autobiographical.
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