cover image A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

Mary McGarry Morris, Mary McGarry-Morris. Penguin Books, $10.95 (368pp) ISBN 978-0-14-016764-1

Sexually humiliated as a teenager, ostracized by her community and recently fired from her job, high-strung Martha Horgan, 32, falls obsessively and tragically in love with a charming boozer. ``In this compelling, suspenseful narrative, Morris speaks to larger issues while limning an unforgettable portrait of a vulnerable woman,'' said PW. (Jan.)