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

Squalor and Stairs

Soon to be immersed in the final editing of my fourth novel, The Rocky Orchard, I continue to work on a possible fifth, tentatively entitled The Reading.  Here is a recent snippet: That school was trying to crush me.  Right from the very first day, that school wanted my soul.  My mom and I had …

Bran Muffin

I’ve signed the contract (!!!) for my fourth novel The Rocky Orchard.  While my editor works on it, I’ve continued to play around with the idea for novel #5.  Here is a new excerpt: “Seriously, you’re about the tenth person I’ve run into in the four blocks from the art building,” I said to Rob. …