The upper room

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The "magnificent, funny, and terrifying" debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of God Don't Like Ugly (The San Francisco Chronicle).

Mama Ruby's known for taking things that aren't rightfully hers, like her best friend's stillborn infant, who she brought back to life and christened Maureen. She's also rumored to have done away with her husband. Some fear her, others try their best to avoid her. But Mama Ruby doesn't pay them any mind. Not when she's got the one gift God gave her—her precious baby girl.

But growing up with a mama like Ruby is enough to make any half-sane girl wish for something—anything—else. And when Maureen gets the chance to explore the "real" world, you can bet she's going to take it . . . and run like hell.

"[An] engaging debut novel . . . The dialogue and setting are reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston, but the story has a bizarre, violent edge la Stephen King . . . a candid portrayal of the cold-blooded yet fascinating Mama Ruby." —Publishers Weekly

"A chilling story that is bound to astound Monroe's fans." —Booklist

Praise for Mary Monroe

"An exceptional writer and phenomenal storyteller!" —Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author

"A remarkable talent." —Chicago Sun-Times

"Monroe is a masterful storyteller." —Philadelphia Inquirer

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African American women healers -- Fiction
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Migrant labor -- Fiction
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