Grounded 72” x 36” Acrylic on canvas ©2010 Mary E. Carter
2018 WINNER- NEW MEXICO ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS - Best Religious Book
I, Sarah Steinway “Sarah Steinway is a stubborn, angry, resourceful, funny, inquisitive and independent woman. Those traits help her survive in Mary E. Carter’s thought-provoking debut novel … Sarah is the joyful, complex hero-figure in Carter’s post-apocalyptic novel set in the not-so-distant future.” —David Steinberg, Albuquerque Journal “The character of Sarah Steinway is indeed a human being; feisty, flawed and utterly engaging. Highly recommended.” — Sheryl Stahl, Director, Frances-Henry Library, HUC-JIR, Los Angeles Quarter-Finalist 2017 BookLife Prize - “Carter’s novel is an utterly original imagining of a post-apocalyptic world, lightly using the tropes of dystopian and disaster fiction while depending on ingenuity and emotional depth to carry the story. Savvy cultural references bring an immediacy to the text. CLICK HERE for more information. NEW: The Three-Day Departure of Mrs. Annette Zinn I always look forward to getting to know Mary E. Carter’s characters. The Jews, and the righteous non-Jews as well, have a pintele yid: a spark of Jewishness that helps them navigate this complex world with sensitivity. I enjoyed the exploration of the soul hovering for three days and was intrigued with the idea that it might remember details of events that were forgotten or hidden during its time in this world. During her three-day departure, Mrs. Annette Zinn discovers that her memories have the potential to serve as a blessing.” —Rabbi Jack Shlachter Judaism for Your Nuclear Family, physicsrabbi@gmail.com CLICK HERE for more information.
Mary E. Carter was born in the San Fernando Valley of orange groves and dirt roads. Most of her life she lived and worked in California and had a long career as an advertising copywriter and graphic designer. She now lives in New Mexico where she paints and writes. Her memoir, A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah, was a 2016 WINNER in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Her first book, Electronic Highway Robbery was published by Peachpit Press in 1996. I, Sarah Steinway, winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award is her first novel.
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FINALIST - NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS - Best Debut Novel 2019 WINNER- NEW MEXICO ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS - Best Religious Book
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