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“[Pieces is] full of haunting intangibles that will resonate instantly with readers. A careful and extremely sensitive work of generational fiction.”  — Kirkus

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann McGuigan’s short fiction—nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net—and her creative nonfiction can be found in dozens of literary journals. Pieces features stories nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net. That Very Place, her second story collection, will reach bookstores in 2025.

Her young-adult fiction is about teens trying to make sense of the chaos grown-ups leave in their wake. Reviewers call her novels powerful and compelling, and they’ve been ranked among the best books for teens by the Junior Library Guild, the New York Public Library, and the Paterson Prize. Her novel Where You Belong was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Mary Ann has served on the foundation’s panel of judges. 

Mary Ann taught English and later became a business editor, mainly for Bloomberg L.P. Born in the Bronx, she attended high school and college in Jersey City and now lives in Metuchen, NJ. 

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The historical events depicted in Mary Ann’s novels make them excellent vehicles for using fiction to discuss continuing social issues: interracial friendship, civil rights, overcoming poverty, teenage drinking, homelessness, domestic violence, and alcoholism.

She tailors her visits to schools, libraries, and bookstores to discuss the themes most important to them.

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