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.
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.