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Cookie Lily, by Mary Troy

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Cookie Lily, by Mary Troy


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Cookie Lily is a gathering of nine stories and one novella, mostly set in Hawaii, in which women confront yearnings and ambitions, a material culture and their own looks, and the disparity between what should be and what is.


". . . a fascinating gallery of women afflicted by 'bad taste in men,' who sometimes achieve strange victories. Beautifully executed." -- Ian MacMillan, author, Village of a Million Spirits

"Gorgeous tales of skeptics in paradise, gazing on these juxtapositions of profane beauty and splendid decay." -- Michael Martone, author, The Blue Guide to Indiana

"The voices of her tough, honest, and touching characters will show you a truer Oahu than any tour could offer." -- Molly Giles, author, Rough Translations

A new edition of "an American classic. It belongs on everyone's American bookshelf." -- Boston Globe


Mary Troy is the author of the novels Beauties, winner of the USA Book Award, and finalist for Forewords Book of the Year Award, and Swimming on Highway N (November 2016). Troy has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arkansas. Read more about her at her website: