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Just Released–The novel Desplazado, Bosque Press, March 2017.

June, a widow living alone in the New Mexico wilderness, offers room and board to a Mexican man who has entered the United States illegally. While her relationship with Fidel deepens, a letter from a distant uncle informs June, who was adopted at birth, that she has biological siblings living close to the Arizona/Mexico border. June longs to bond with him, but their views threaten her attachment to Fidel, raising issues of loyalty, trust, compassion, and prejudice.

To order, email Bev: bevmagennis@gmail.com

My novel, Alibi Creek, was released by Torrey House Press in March 2016! Buy here from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

On a remote ranch in New Mexico, a wayward cowboy becomes the catalyst for change in his devout sister's life. Following a two-year prison stint, charming and wily Walker returns to his family's New Mexico ranch, where his pious older sister Lee Ann is busy caring for their mother, raising two sons, and grappling with unethical workplace demands. Walker's illegal activities quickly incite chaos in the town and Lee Ann's marriage, leading to drastic transformations of beliefs, identities, and relationships.

"Magennis is a yarn spinner with a passion for the southwestern wilderness, the people who inhabit unlimited space, and drama created in a setting that allows for complete freedom. A book that will take you to a wild place, seldom visited and captivatingly portrayed."
—JEFFERY RENARD ALLEN, author of Song of the Shank and Rails Under My Back

"In Alibi Creek, Bev Magennis captures the grit and sinew of men and women raised in the hardscrabble West. The land produces both good and evil, and Magennis's characters as well as her story are as authentic as the sagebrush of the western landscape."
—SANDRA DALLAS, New York Times bestselling author of True Sisters

"-a novel about boundaries and belonging and facing up to when the old excuses no longer wash."
—CHARLIE QUIMBY, author of Monument Road

"This stunning debut transforms and arrests the reader, the story stays with you long after you turn the last page."
—LIBBY FLORES, PEN Center USA

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From Kirkus Review: "...carries a surprising amount of grit and poetic verve." Read the complete review here.

From The Utah Review: "Alibi Creek is an outstanding introduction for Magennis. Read the complete review here.

From Bookin' with Sunny: "...characters . . . well delineated, ... interactions deftly drawn. Read the complete review here.

Read Terrain.org's excerpt from Alibi Creek here.

To order, email Bev: bevmagennis@gmail.com

 

Torrey House Press indie bound

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