THE MARS ROOM

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York City. As their sto­ries un­fold, so too does the dark mys­tery of their mother’s life dur­ing World War II, which took her from Cal­i­for­nia to Ja­pan to Hawaii. De­spite its oc­ca­sional ten­dency to get bogged down in overly long, con­fus­ing lash­backs, Shadow Child is a well writ­ten and The Mars Room is set in a women’s prison in Cal­i­for­nia, where the main char­ac­ter, a smart, strip­per sin­gle mom named Romy Hall, is serv­ing two con­sec­u­tive life sen­tences for killing her stalker. As she re­mem­bers her life on the out­side, she also learns from her fel­low in­mates how to live on the in­side.

The Mars Room is about the jus­tice sys­tem and its fail­ings. But it’s also about fe­male tough­ness and en­durance in its most ex­treme forms. This heart­break­ing, frus­trat­ing and beau­ti­ful book gave me a pit in my stom­ach that didn’t go away once I in­ished reading.

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