W E L C O M E

Barbara Monier  studied writing at Yale University and the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, she received the Avery and Jule Hopwood Prize.  She has three completed novels, YOU, IN YOUR GREEN SHIRT and A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME (published and available on Amazon) and the recently completed PUSHING THE RIVER.


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My latest novel is  PUSHING THE RIVER (published by Amika Press)  released on October 9, 2018.   

A  family crisis erupts when a fifteen-year-old becomes pregnant and decides to keep the baby.

As the book opens, Madeline describes her house as an empty shell inhabited by ghosts. She has been living alone for years, keeping to a few rooms, surrounded by the possessions of her ex-husband and grown children.

Largely told through Madeleine’s eyes,  Pushing the River describes how she came to “push the river” and tells a story of  sometimes-anarchic confusion, occasional angst, and powerfully abiding love across the generations of an American family.

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Blog Posts

Saint Peter

A new snippet from my novel The Rocky Orchard.  Enjoy! My parents wanted to drag out the weekend as long as they possibly could.  We all did.  We’d sit around the supper table, everyone getting quieter and quieter.  The cicadas’ drone swelled and then fell as the sunlight faded.  The lights of fireflies appeared here …

Wedding Day

I always wanted to get married at the farm. From the very first summer after we bought it. When the wildflowers and the mountain laurels burst out that first spring, and the ferns came out of nowhere with their fragile, curled fiddleheads pushing through the still-cold ground and towering toward the sky.  This is the …

Fates

Each of these excerpts from my novel The Rocky Orchard is meant to be a stand-alone snippet that piques your interest.  Like the majority of my writing, the past and present intermingle freely; memory and reality can be indistinguishable; both first- and third-person narration are used to underscore these themes.  It’s not meant to be …