Guava Dreams

Guava Dreams

by Mary Torre Kelly


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A luminous story about the minefields of childhood, the meanness of families, of outsidership, and the longing for self. GUAVA DREAMS offers glimpses into the strangenss of a time, place and people now gone forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578039787
Publisher: Ophir Press
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Mary Torre Kelly grew up in South Florida at the dawn of the Cuban Revolution. She studied literature and art at Florida State University and earned a BFA degree from the Atlanta College of Art. She attended the Iowa Summer Writing Workshop in 1989, and, in 1990, won a tuition grant to Emory University Writer' Institute for her unpublished novel Guava Dreams. In 1997, she attended the New York State Writers' Institute at Skidmore to workshop another unpublished novel titled The Televisionary. Mary was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in 1998 to the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and a tuition waiver to attend the Squaw Valley Conference in 2000. She was a 2001 finalist in The New Century Writer Awards.

She has published short stories in Redbook, Touchstone, Pleiades, The Sun, Grasslands Review, Black River Review, The Southern Humanities Review, Poets, Artists & Madmen, New South Review, and Manzanita.

Mary lives with her husband Ted, and a black cat named Zorro who owns their house in Atkins Park, Atlanta.

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Guava Dreams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only read a few sample pages and this book had me hooked. I can hardly wait for my copy to arrive. It is well thought out and peaks the reader's interest. The writer, Mary Torre Kelly, takes each person on a special journey, with all the twists and turns that are so much a part of everyone's life. This author has the capacity of conveying her thoughts and impressions in such a way that the reader becomes a willing companion along for the ride. This book should be a best seller!!!