- Mary Marie (1920) is by the well-known American novelist, Eleanor Hodgman Porter. She mostly wrote juvenile literature and elucidated on the behavior of the young. Mary Marie is about a young girl facing her parents' divorce with dread. One parent calls her Mary, the other Marie. Living with two different personalities so as to accommodate the wishes of both her parents, she makes the best of her time and eventually succeeds in bringing her parents together. But the clash of her own personality is destined to threaten her own happiness and married bliss.