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Maryka Biaggio
Maryka Biaggio

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Maryka Biaggio, a former psychology professor, has many scholarly publishing credits to her name, but Parlor Games is her debut novel. Maryka loves the challenge of starting with actual historical figures and dramatizing their lives—imagining what motivated them to behave as the did, studying how the cultural and historical context may have influenced them, and recreating some sense of their emotional world through dialogue and action. She travels extensively, for both work and pleasure, is crazy about opera, and enjoys gardening, art films, and, of course, great fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon, that edgy green gem of the Pacific Northwest.

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Parlor Games
A Novel
Written by Maryka Biaggio


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $15.95

A sparkling historical novel based on the remarkable true story of turn-of-the-century con artist May Dugas, once dubbed America's "Most Dangerous Woman.”

It’s 1887, and eighteen-year-old May Dugas has ventured to Chicago in hopes of earning enough money to support her family. Yet when circumstances force her to take up residence... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Parlor Games
A Novel
Written by Maryka Biaggio


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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