Newfangled (Revised)

Debra Monroe (Author)


From award-winning writer Debra Monroe comes a funny and poignant story of a woman's quest to find a physical and emotional home.
Maddie, a refugee from two marriages, wanders from place to place seeking new options and new connections. She eventually settles in a cozy old neighborhood in Tucson, gets a job, and contemplates her life so far: a mother who's been missing for two decades, a father she rarely sees, two sisters married to the same men for fifteen years, and a circle of quirky, spiteful, but loyal friends. Just as she's trying to decide whether she's actually at home in Tucson, she receives a phone call that sends her on another journey -- one that takes her both physically and emotionally into the past and affords her a glimpse of a newfangled future.

Product Details

Touchstone Books
Publish Date
February 24, 2000
5.27 X 0.81 X 8.01 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Debra Monroe, the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, is an associate professor in the MFA program at Southwest Texas State University and is the author of The Source of Trouble and A Wild, Cold State. She lives in Wimberley, Texas


Evelin Sullivan San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle Book Review Written with the seemingly effortless grace that is the hallmark of true mastery.
Judyth Rigler San Antonio Express News Poignant, often funny, and relentless in its exploration of what we've lost and how we rebuild broken lives...rewarding.
Publishers Weekly Intelligent and witty...deliciously wacky...quite entertaining.
BookPage A travelogue of the human heart.