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Mary McGarry Morris

Autor(a) de Songs in Ordinary Time

9 Works 3,676 Membros 66 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Mary McGarry Morris (born February 10, 1943) is an American novelist, short story author and playwright. Her first book, Vanished, was published in 1988 after being written over a ten-year period. It was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her 1991 novel, A Dangerous Woman, was named by Time mostrar mais Magazine as one of the Five Best Novels of the Year and as one of the best books of the year by American Library Association (ALA) Library Journal. As a result of A Dangerous Woman, Morris won the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her latest novel is entitled, The Last Secret. Morris was born in Meriden, Connecticut and currently resides in Andover, Massachusetts. She married Michael W. Morris and lives with him in Massachusetts. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Mary McGarry Morris

Songs in Ordinary Time (1995) 2,130 exemplares
A Dangerous Woman (1991) 328 exemplares
The Lost Mother (2005) 307 exemplares
Fiona Range (2000) 242 exemplares
Vanished (1988) 202 exemplares
A Hole in the Universe (2004) 182 exemplares
The Last Secret (2009) 149 exemplares
Light from a Distant Star (2011) 133 exemplares
The Silence 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Morris, Mary McGarry
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Locais de residência
Rutland, Vermont, USA
Andover, Massachusetts, USA



How does Mary Mcgarry Morris hold all these threads together?
She has encapsulated the rage,bitterness, loneliness, and desperation of small town life. All the threads connect to 12 year old Benjy, who has vowed to keep to himself all the things he has secretly witnessed, just to keep his lonely mother happy. Small town life can be a horror, even before strangers snare one into their web of deceit. Chilling.
juliechabon | 24 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
The Silence by Mary McGarry Morris began very well. Two children in the woods. One reveals a terrible secret. They have an argument. One leaves. Later the second child is found murdered.

Unfortunately, as the story jumps to twenty eight years later with the surviving child, Ruth, now a cop, the story becomes frustrating and repetitive. Ruth’s actions are irrational and, frankly, annoying. But, in fairness, none of the characters are particularly likeable. Perhaps it’s the subject of this tale but I really felt it needed a better protagonist and, well, if I’m honest, a better story. However, I should note that many other reviewers disagree so this is one I leave to potential readers to decide for themselves. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Cassandra Campbell who does an admirable job.

Trigger warnings: child abuse, both sexual and physical, alcoholism, ptsd

I received an audiobook of this novel from Netgalley and Highbridge Audio in exchange for an honest review
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lostinalibrary | 1 outra crítica | Mar 21, 2024 |
Eight year old Ruth and her best friend, Ceely have just had a big fight. Ruth runs off and leaves Ceely in the woods. The next thing you know, Ceely is dead. The police arrest a town drunk. But, Ruth knows he did not do it. So, now as an adult, she has decided to do something about it and find the real murderer.

I was so excited when I saw that this author had a new book coming out. I have read quite a few of her books and enjoyed them. However, this book was very slow and a bit repetitive.

Ruth is a character that frustrated me on so many levels. She oversteps on more than one occasion and just does not play it smart on others.

All of that being said, there are parts of this story which I found compelling. As a reader, you knew Ruth was on to something and it needed to be brought into the light.

This novel is narrated by Cassandra Campbell. She did a very good job. I enjoyed her cadence and her seriousness.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
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fredreeca | 1 outra crítica | Mar 19, 2024 |
A satisfying book. Lots of twists and plot development. The main character is conflicted, at times hateful but you still wind up rooting for her.

A well thought out book.

kent23124 | 3 outras críticas | May 19, 2023 |



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