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Mesha Maren

efore its release, Mesha Maren’s debut novel, , was included on many lists of must-read or most-anticipated books – for good reason. Since its publication, it has continued to gain momentum, accumulating glowing reviews. The story centers on a young woman who gets out of prison after serving 18 years and tries to rebuild her life. Written in alternating hard to put down. Although this is Maren’s first book, she is also an accomplished short story and essay writer.

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