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God Don't Play

Mary Monroe

ISBN 9780758203472
Publish Date 7/31/2007
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Fiction, Dafina

From Mary Monroe, beloved author of God Don’t Like Ugly and God Still Don’t Like Ugly, comes the entwined stories of two lifelong friends, their secrets and lies, and a new challenge that could destroy their relationship once and for all…

With a handsome husband, a beautiful daughter, and a lovely house to come home to every night, forty-five-year-old Annette Goode finally has it all. Heaven knows she paid her dues—from a childhood filled with abuse to a rocky start as an adult. Annette’s friend Rhoda knows too, for Rhoda has been both her savior and her greatest fear. Their erratic relationship has survived some serious bumps in the road. But now that things are good, someone apparently thinks they’re a little too good…

When Annette receives an anonymous—and menacing—birthday gift, it’s just the beginning of a slew of hostile letters, vicious phone calls, and vile packages from a female who is obviously disguising her voice. Gaining comfort from the support of Rhoda and Rhoda’s teenage daughter, Jade, Annette hopes that somehow the problem will go away. But when the threats extend to her little daughter, Annette realizes the situation is dire. And she’s right, for soon her tormentor reveals exactly what she wants—and how it could destroy everything Annette has built…

Praise for Mary Monroe


“Monroe’s richly drawn characters will stay with readers...”—Booklist

“…reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston…” —Publishers Weekly

“Watch out Toni Morrison, there is a new sister in town.” —Rapport

About Mary Monroe:

Mary Monroe is the third child of Alabama sharecroppers, and the first and only member of her family to finish high school. Mary never attended college or any writing classes. She spent the first part of her life in Alabama and Ohio, moved to Richmond, California in 1973, and has lived in Oakland since 1984. Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published in 1985 and was widely reviewed throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain. She is a recipient of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for her novel God Don't Like Ugly.


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loved it of course (Friday, June 6, 2008)
Reviewer: Iamorange

I loved this book, just as I do the others.


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