The Rooms of Heaven

Awake in the Dream House

The Rooms of Heaven was published by Alfred A. Knopf (1999) and Vintage Books (2000).  Awake in the Dream House received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 2002 and is featured on the NEA website.  Both books are available on

Other Works

An essay by Mary Allen, “At the Monastery,” received first prize Tiferet Journal’s 2012 spiritual writing contest, and will be featured in Tiferet Journal in November 2013.

Mary Allen has also published articles in Real Simple and Library Journal, short stories in Shenandoah and Beloit Fiction Journal, and poetry in the Spoon River Poetry Review.   She is a featured blogger on the website for Tiferet Journal.  She compiled and edited five original anthologies, published in large print by G. K. Hall.