“The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live”
New York City
Christie Grotheim’s debut novel, The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live, came out in April 2019. Her stories have been featured in Salon, The New York Observer, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, West View News, Ducts.org, TravelMag.net and Petrolicious.com. She studied creative writing at the New School and the 92Y, and more of her published writing can be found on www.christiegrotheim.com. She lives with her husband and her dachshund in Harlem, and is hard at work on her second novel.
About "The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live"
Marjorie Moore always wants more—and as a result, often feels she ends up with less. Forever searching elsewhere, she is consumed with wanting, or in her opinion, needing. Feeling trapped by her town and her family, she escapes through shopping, pill popping, and fantasizing about a possible affair with a friend from high school. Her growing credit card debt “forces” her to sell prescription drugs—which she secures at her receptionist job at the local hospital—to her dysfunctional friends. As her web of lies at home and work unravels, Margie struggles to become present in her own life. Astute and provocative, Grotheim’s prose captures many of life’s dichotomies—duplicity versus authenticity, recklessness versus stability, and searching versus finding—in this moving debut novel.