Cormorant Books will publish Mary's most recent novel River Music in the winter of 2014. Here's the catalogue bumph:
Murray’s daughter jokes that Gloria would have sold her first born to
further her musical career — a reproach closer to the truth than anyone
but Gloria suspects.
"Gloria, born just before the Great Depression, knows from the moment
she hears a soaring song played on the piano that she must follow that
river of emotion. After an adolescence playing in churches and hotel
lobbies, she prepares to study in post- World War II France, when
another sort of passion intrudes and, halfway through her year abroad,
she finds herself forced into a hard choice that she shares with no one.
Her career blossoms, she marries, and has two more children, and her
secret seems best forgotten – until, thirty years later, she learns of
the murder of a young composer who could have been her son.
"Set against a backdrop of war, economic changes, and social upheavals, River Music
explores the sacrifices that women make to fulfill their destiny, the
wildcards of sex and passion, and the complicated relationships between
mothers and their children."