Mary Lois Timbes occupies a unique place in the constellation of contemporary Alabama writers.
The author of two nonfiction books and a novel, all set in the intriguing little city of Fairhope, Mary Lois' writings present her perspective on the town, its history as a utopian experiment, and its influence upon her own life.
A graduate of Fairhope's School of Organic Education, Alabama author Mary Lois Timbes has lived in New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, and Geneva, as wife of DuPont executive Jim Adshead. She returned to Fairhope in 1988 and began correspondence with Robert E. Bell, author of the novel The Butterfly Tree (set in Fairhope in the 1950's), and collaborated with him on a Fairhope memoir entitled Meet Me at The Butterfly Tree. Her second book,The Fair Hope of Heaven, continues with stories of historical Fairhope moving to the present day.read more >
That Was Tomorrow is a historical novel of a young woman on her own in a special place--Fairhope, Alabama, in 1921--with a dash of Feminism, romance, sex, and violence, making it uniquely appealing in the 21st century. It transports the reader to a simpler time, and tells the story of a young woman finding herself through romance and personal exploration. Amelia King, a young schoolteacher, is attracted to Fairhope, a reformist utopian enclave where a visionary schoolteacher runs a radical educational experiment. read more >Buy at iTunes > Buy at Amazon >