Mary Alice Monroe | A Literary Tour of South Carolina


Although known for her intimate portrayals of women’s lives, Mary Alice Monroe’s writing has gained added purpose and depth with her move to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Living on the Isle of Palms provides a stimulating place for her to think and write. She draws themes for her novels from nature and the parallels with human nature. Her books include Skyward, The Beach House, Sweetgrass, Swimming Lessons, and her children’s book, Turtle Summer.