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Miriam McNamara

Biography

Miriam McNamara

Miriam McNamara earned a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she won the Norma Fox Mazer award for a historical young adult manuscript work-in-progress. THE UNBINDING OF MARY READE is her first novel. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Miriam McNamara

Books by Miriam McNamara

by Miriam McNamara - Adventure, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+
There’s no place for a girl in Mary’s world. Not in the home of her mum, desperately drunk and poor. Not in the household of her wealthy granny, where no girl can be named an heir. And certainly not in the arms of Nat, her childhood love who never knew her for who she was. As a sailor aboard a Caribbean merchant ship, Mary’s livelihood --- and her safety --- depends on her ability to disguise her gender. At least, that’s what she thinks is true. But then pirates attack the ship, and in the midst of the gang of cutthroats, Mary spots something she never could have imagined: a girl pirate.