Mary Lee Settle

Mary Lee Settle was an American writer known for her Beulah Quintet, a series of novels set in West Virginia. She won the National Book Award for her novel 'Blood Tie' in 1978 and was a founder of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.


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  1. 1. Blood Tie

    "Blood Tie" is a novel set in a small Turkish town, where a group of expatriates from America and Europe gather. The story unfolds as their idyllic life is disrupted by political turmoil, leading to a military coup. The book explores themes of cultural clash, political upheaval, and the personal struggles of the diverse characters, revealing the complexities of human nature and the impact of historical events on individual lives.

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