Beauty and Other Vices

Beauty and Other Vices

by Marcia Griswold


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Beauty and Other Vices by Marcia Griswold

The Dearborns are a family in crisis. Husband Edward is an alcoholic-a serial cheater more in love with his BMW than his wife Madeline. Their son Francis lives with repulsive acne that draws scorn and disgust from all who meet him.

And then there's Miranda. Terrified of the power of her own beauty, Miranda is agoraphobic, living a life of self-imposed exile in her bedroom. Her only contact with the outside world comes from the house's intercom system, the pneumatic tubes that deliver her food, and her window.

When new neighbors move in, Miranda gets a glimpse of Joseph, a stunning man who strangely moves her. She also sees Anna, a woman as beautiful as the young agoraphobe. But while Miranda hides her beauty away from the world, Anna wields hers like a weapon to conquer everyone she meets-including Edward Dearborn. Her only real love, however, is Joseph.

When Anna sees Miranda growing closer to Joseph, even opening her window to talk to him, the cold beauty devises a plan worthy of any fairy tale villain.

She will see Miranda matter the cost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515003144
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

The author of various short stories and poems, Marcia Griswold has written professionally for over twenty years. She has published countless news and feature articles for newspapers and magazines throughout New England.

Griswold earned her BA in English from Franklin Pierce University, where she edited the college literary magazine, The Northern New England Review. She received her master's degree from Northeastern University.

At present, Griswold works as a behavior specialist and special education teacher working with at-risk middle school students. She is also a well-known fitness instructor and triathlete, recently completing her first Half Ironman distance triathlon and placing second in her age group.

Not long ago, Griswold remarried a wonderfully kind and patient man. In addition to her two beautiful adult children-a son and a daughter-she now has three equally amazing stepchildren: two sons and a daughter. Happily, none choose to hide in their bedrooms.

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