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How wonderful! CASCADE won the voter’s poll and is The Boston Globe’s first Book Club choice. I was honored to be included with writers I greatly admire: Andre Dubus III, Junot Diaz, Geraldine Brooks, and Claire Messud.

Readers can take part in the club all summer:



4 Responses to SUMMER READING

  • Pen Fellows Sadlon says:


    I was trying to learn more about you, since the O’Hara family were my neighbors in Athol, and I was wondering if you were Dr. O’Hara’s daughter. I really enjoyed reading Cascade. It took me away to spend time dreaming of my old hiking spots as I imagined all the little details of the Quabbin. My great-grandparents moved to Athol in the 1800s, and my Mom is the last living relative still there. The story was entertaining, and as with most good reads, I was wishing for more. I was a bit sad that Jacob and Dez never married, as that relationship was so alluring!

    I have a dream to write someday myself….many notebooks filled with New England historical fiction. But my academic career doesn’t allow me that privilege just yet.

    I look forward to more of your stories!
    Pen Fellows Sadlon

    • Maryanne says:

      Thanks so much for writing, and for sharing a bit of your story. I am not related to any O’Hara people out that way, but it’s interesting to know that there was a Dr. O’Hara in Athol. Best, M

  • Liza says:

    Just checking in and saw this amazing news. Congratulations. So glad your wonderful book is receiving the recognition it deserves.

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