A Hole in the Universe by Mary McGarry Morris

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Readers and critics have been enchanted by Mary McGarry Morris’s unforgettable characters and masterly use of suspense in her four earlier novels, including the bestselling Songs in Ordinary Time. In her latest tour de force, Gordon Loomis returns to a changed world after twenty-five years in prison. His old neighborhood is blighted by drug dealers; his brother is eager to help but is too caught up in his own life; his loyal friend Delores makes him realize that he’s just as afraid of relationships as he is of going back to jail; and his inherent decency draws the attention of a hungry child whose survival threatens the fragile balance that is Gordon’s freedom.

Compelling and taut, suspenseful and compassionate, A Hole in the Universe will continue to resonate long after the last page is turned.

On the web: http://www.marymcgarrymorris.com


About Mary McGarry Morris

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MARY MCGARRY MORRIS was a National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist for her first novel Vanished, published in 1988. A Dangerous Woman, published in 1991, was chosen by Time magazine as one of the "Five Best Novels of the Year" and was made into a major motion picture. Her next novel Songs In Ordinary Time was a CBS television movie as well as an Oprah Book Club selection in 1997, propelling it to the top of the New York Times bestseller list as well as making it an international bestseller. Since then she has written four highly acclaimed novels, the most recent of which was The Last Secret, published by Crown in 2009. She lives in Massachusetts.
Published February 22, 2005 by Penguin Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Gordon's brother, Dennis, sister-in-law Lisa and loyal friend Delores can all forgive Gordon for his crime, but he can't forgive himself.

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to find transforming joy in the simplest things."Ann Harleman Baltimore Sun 3.5 of 5 Stars "It takes months for Gordon to work up the courage for the simplest act—ordering a pizza delivery—yet only hours for his new life to unravel in a series of coincidences.

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