An Excerpt of Laura Catherine Brown’s “Made by Mary”

Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Laura Catherine Brown’s novel Made by Mary. In Brown’s bleakly comedic novel, which incorporates elements of magical realism, she explores questions of society, gender, justice, and motherhood. The novel centers around a couple, Ann and Joel, seeking to adopt a child in an unconventional manner–which in turn alienates Ann’s mother Mary.

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