Mary Pauline Lowry has worked in a variety of different fields -- forest fighter, open water lifeguard, apprentice carpenter, and advocate in the movement to end violence against women. Many of them have provided material for her stories.
The Earthquake Machine moves Lowry into an elite group of young female writers who know that the feminist movement is about more than equal pay for equal work and that a girl has a right to be a grrrlllll, if she chooses.
Often beautiful, often sad, The Rhythm of Leaves illuminates the way that both war and blind patriotism can cause lasting and irrevocable harm. And Murry Taylor, a man unafraid to take on new challenges, has proven himself a success yet again.