WorldCat Identities

Hood, Mary

Works: 4 works in 26 publications in 2 languages and 1,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.O543, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Hood
How far she went : stories by Mary Hood( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these stories set in the foothills of North Georgia, Mary Hood describes a world where fear, anger, longing--sometimes worse--lie just below the surface of a pleasant summer afternoon or a Sunday church service
Familiar heat by Mary Hood( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The protagonist is a woman married to a Cuban exile in Florida who is running a fishing business. Taken hostage during a bank robbery, she is raped, for which her macho husband leaves her. She falls back on an old boy friend, they have a car accident, he dies, she loses her memory. Will it never end? It does and she finds true love
And Venus is blue : stories by Mary Hood( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although Hood is considered a "Southern" writer, her sensibilities are universal. In this impressive collection of short fiction, she uses simple phrases to capture a character perfectly; at the same time, she knows when to unleash her controlled prose, freeing it for poetic evocations of landscapes or moments. Above all, she tells good stories. "After Moore" traces the dissolution of a marriage as told to a marriage counselor by all the family members. Hood manages to be both funny and perceptive as she adopts the voice of each character in turn. The title piece is an ambitious novella in which Hood's experiments with time do not quite work, but she deftly renders a family's complex relationships and at the same time creates the ambience of a mill-town community. Hood, who won the 1984 Flannery O'Connor Award for her first book of stories, How Far She Went, is a talented writer with a distinctive, memorable voice
Bleu comme Vénus : nouvelles by Mary Hood( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.20 for Familiar h ... to 0.29 for How far sh ...)
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English (24)
French (2)