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Morris, Mary McGarry

Overview
Works: 37 works in 331 publications in 13 languages and 14,802 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1992.77, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mary McGarry Morris
 
Most widely held works by Mary McGarry Morris
Songs in ordinary time by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy sees a man commit a murder, then later that day the murderer calls on his mother with flowers. So begins the tense tale of a con man exploiting a love-starved woman, with an alcoholic husband and three children, and a boy who keeps a murder secret to avoid ruining his mother's happiness. The setting is a small town in Vermont, the time the 1960s
The lost mother by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enduring the Great Depression from within a tent during a Vermont summer, Henry struggles to support his two young children and considers a proposition from a wealthy neighbor, who would hire the children as companions for her homebound son
A dangerous woman by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman who is an outsider is exposed to the deceitful ways of those in her world and is propelled into a desperate attempt to gain control of her own life
The last secret : a novel by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riveting story of Nora Hammond, a woman blessed with the perfect life: a charming husband, two bright teenage children, a successful career in the family's newspaper business, and an esteemed role in the charity work of her New England town. But Nora's comfortable existence threatens to unravel when she learns of her husband's longtime affair---and when the specter of a sordid incident from her youth returns with terrifying force
Fiona Range by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiona Range, an erratic Boston woman, tries to straighten out her life
Vanished by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace a laborer in his late forties; Dotty, an abused teenager who flaunts her sexuality; and a little girl stolen from her playpen are bound together for the next five years by Dotty's manic moods and Wallace's tragic helplessness
Light from a distant star : a novel by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When violence erupts in the lovely Peck house, the prime suspect seems obvious. Nellie knows who the real murderer is, but is soon silenced by fear and the threat of scandal. The truth, as she sees it, is shocking and unthinkable, and with everyone's eyes riveted on her in the courtroom, Nellie finds herself seized with doubt. No one will listen. No one believes her, and a man's life hangs in the balance."--Cover page [2-3]
A hole in the universe by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Readers and critics have been enchanted by Mary McGarry Morris's unforgettable characters and masterly use of suspense in her four earlier novels, including the bestselling Songs in Ordinary Time. In her latest tour de force, Gordon Loomis returns to a changed world after twenty-five years in prison. His old neighborhood is blighted by drug dealers; his brother is eager to help but is too caught up in his own life; his loyal friend Delores makes him realize that he's just as afraid of relationships as he is of going back to jail; and his inherent decency draws the attention of a hungry child whose survival threatens the fragile balance that is Gordon's freedom. Compelling and taut, suspenseful and compassionate, A Hole in the Universe will continue to resonate long after the last page is turned
The lost mother by Mary McGarry Morris( Recording )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by his wife during the Great Depression, Henry Talcott, who has lost his farm and most of his livelihood as a cattle butcher, spends the rural Vermont summer in a tent at the edge of Black Pond with his two children, Thomas and Margaret. While Henry travels daily to look for work, Thomas takes on the role of Margaret's caretaker, while the family struggles to deal with hardship and loss
The last secret : a novel by Mary McGarry Morris( Recording )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora Hammond is a woman blessed with the perfect life: a charming husband, two bright teenage children, a successful career in the family's newspaper business, and an esteemed role in the charity work of her New England town. But Nora's comfortable existence threatens to unravel when she learns of her husband's longtime affair, and when the specter of a sordid incident from her youth returns with terrifying force
Songs in ordinary time by Mary McGarry Morris( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Vermont during the summer of 1960, a divorced mother becomes involved in a relationship with a con man. Her youngest son, who is twelve and so desperate for his mother's happiness, hides the truth about the man
Light from a distant star : a novel by Mary McGarry Morris( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the moving and powerful story of innocence and betrayal told in the endearingly wise voice of thirteen-year-old Nellie Peck. It is early summer, and her beloved father's business is failing. Forced to take care of her shy younger brother, Nellie is determined to make him--and herself--toughen up. Three strangers enter Nellie's protected life: mysterious and brutish Max Devaney works in her grandfather's junkyard, the thieving Bucky Saltonstall has just arrived from New York City, and Dolly Bedelia, a young stripper who rents the small apartment in the back of the Pecks' house, becomes the titillating focus of Nellie's eavesdropping. Nellie is justly proud of her own infallible lie detector until violence erupts in her young life and she is silenced by fear and scandal. The truth as she believes it is shocking and unthinkable, and with everyone's eyes riveted on her in the courtroom, Nellie finds herself compromised by moral confusion. No one will listen, no one believes her, and a man's life hangs in the balance
A dangerous woman by Mary McGarry Morris( Recording )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman living with a perfectionist aunt develops a temper and obsessive behavior in this story of emotional and mental turmoil
A hole in the universe by Mary McGarry Morris( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of eighteen, a young man is convicted for the murder of a woman during a robbery and sent to a high security prison. Twenty-five years later, he is finally set free, a changed man painfully entering a changed world. He emerges into a society that has grown unfamiliar and corrupt, his many years inside prison leaving him unprepared for the world beyond the gates. Unsure of the new rules of society, he is subject to the hidden motivations of those around him, the plans that his friends and family may or may not have for him. This is a darkly compelling story of how one man struggles to mend the gap that his crime and incarceration have torn in his life, coming to grips with the hole gouged in his personal universe
Fiona Range by Mary McGarry Morris( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a prominent aunt and uncle in Boston, thirty-year-old Fiona Range hits bottom when her characteristic recklessness backfires, and, determined to change her life, she seeks a relationship with the Vietnam veteran father who wants nothing to do with her
Vanished by Mary McGarry Morris( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Aubrey has are Dotty and Canny. Together they make desperate attempts to get a little closer to a world just beyond the windshield of their car
Selected Novels Volume Two: The Lost Mother and A Dangerous Woman by Mary McGarry Morris( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unforgettable novels from the author of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection, Songs in Ordinary Time, "a writer to reckon with" (The Washington Post). The highly acclaimed novelist Mary McGarry Morris has been hailed as "a credible heir to Carson McCullers ... a wise, unsentimental portraitist of the lonely, the damned, the desperate and the incomplete" (The New York Times Book Review) as well as "a cross between Elizabeth Gaskell and David Lynch" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). In the two powerful novels collected here, Morris offers compassionate accounts of damaged and desperate people struggling to survive. The Lost Mother: Told from the perspective of twelve-year-old Thomas, The Lost Mother follows a shattered family in rural Vermont during the Great Depression. Deserted by their mother, Thomas and his eight-year-old sister, Margaret, are reduced to living in a tent with their father, Henry. When a wealthy neighbor begins to woo the children as companions for her strange, housebound son, Henry weighs an unexpected proposition, the consequences of which may cost him everything. "A perfectly lovely book about perfectly awful things." -The Washington Post "The author paints a brutal landscape and authentic characters with delicacy and precision." -Publishers Weekly A Dangerous Woman:Named one of the five best novels of the year by Time magazine Emotionally unstable Martha Hogan is an outcast in her small Vermont town. She stares; she has violent crushes on people; and perhaps most unsettling, she cannot stop telling the truth. After a traumatic experience in her teens, the thirty-two-year-old now craves love and companionship. But her relentless honesty makes her painfully vulnerable to those around her, including her wealthy aunt and begrudging guardian, and a seductive man who preys on her desires. Bitter and distrusting, Martha is slowly propelled into a desperate attempt to gain control over her life. "Thrilling and deeply affecting." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A powerful, disconcerting, and heartbreaking story of a woman who is most dangerous to herself." -Library Journal
Selected Novels Volume One: Songs in Ordinary Time and Vanished by Mary McGarry Morris( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two powerful novels from "a superb storyteller": An Oprah's Book Club selection and New York Times bestseller plus a National Book Award-nominated debut (The Washington Post). The highly acclaimed novelist Mary McGarry Morris has been hailed as "a credible heir to Carson McCullers ... a wise, unsentimental portraitist of the lonely, the damned, the desperate and the incomplete" (The New York Times Book Review). Morris's gift for emotionally powerful, often bleak but always compassionate stories set in the small towns of New England is on display in the two novels collected here: the Oprah's Book Club Selection and New York Times bestseller, Songs in Ordinary Time, and the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, her debut novel, Vanished. Songs in Ordinary Time: In the summer of 1960 in Atkinson, Vermont, Marie Fermoyle is raising three children on the edge of poverty, with no help from her alcoholic ex-husband. Desperately lonely, Marie is easy prey for a con man like Omar Duvall. Her seventeen-year-old daughter, Alice, is involved with a local priest; her sixteen-year-old son, Norm, is a hothead; and twelve-year-old Benjy is hiding a secret about Duvall that could shatter all her hopes. "Teeming with incident and characters, often foolish, even nasty, but always alive." -The New Yorker "Deep and thick as a long, hot summer ... The narrative of a town reminiscent of the collective ache of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." -The Boston Globe Vanished: Aubrey Wallace is a simple laborer, the kind of man no one notices. Dotty Johnson is the kind of woman no man can ignore. The day after they both disappear from their small Vermont town, a toddler is taken from her home. For the next five years, Aubrey, Dotty, and the kidnapped child are trapped in a nomadic existence, terrified of discovery. But when Dotty decides she's had enough, she hooks up with an ex-convict and the wheels of the little girl's return to her parents are wrenched fatally into motion. "An impressive debut ... unusual and rich." -San Francisco Chronicle "[Hums] with both the authenticity of real life and the mythic power of fable." -The New York Times
À la lueur d'une étoile distante by Mary McGarry Morris( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces derniers temps, Nellie Peck, treize ans, a enfin trouvé de quoi combler son désoeuvrement : espionner la nouvelle locataire de sa mère dans le petit studio attenant à leur maison. Activité d'autant plus excitante que l'arrivée de la jeune et jolie Dolly, danseuse de cabaret à la sensualité débordante, n'est pas passée inaperçue dans le quartier. Et rapidement, c'est à un véritable défilé de prétendants qu'assiste Nellie, cachée dans les arbres. Un matin, le corps de Dolly est retrouvé sans vie. Crime passionnel, vengeance? Tous les regards se tournent vers Max, ancien délinquant sexuel, repoussé par la belle. Alors que le jeune homme risque la condamnation à vie, la voix d'une enfant s'élève : Nellie. Qui croire? Entre des adultes respectables et une gamine à l'imagination débordante, le poids de la vérité pèsera-t-il assez lourd?
Songs in ordinary time( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced mother takes in a stranger who appears to be everything she needs until she and her children begin to uncover his lies
 
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