Mary McGarry Morris





Mary McGarry Morris

Author profile


born
in Meriden, CT, The United States
February 10, 1943

gender
female

genre


About this author

As the author of several novels, Mary McGarry Morris has received considerable attention from critics and readers, as well as from prestigious awards panels.
Her books are noted for their depictions of mentally and emotionally impaired individuals who have difficulty coping with an inhospitable world.
As New York Times Book Review contributor Alice McDermott put it, “Morris does not devise plots, but traps: steel-toothed, inescapable traps of circumstance and personality against which her characters struggle... and then fail.” Ultimately, Morris suggests that these individuals are incapable of surviving their surroundings.
Her books typically conclude with violent murders, death apparently being all that is left for characters who have exha...more


Average rating: 3.62 · 23,403 ratings · 910 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Songs in Ordinary Time
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 19,971 ratings — published 1995 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lost Mother
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 690 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Light from a Distant Star
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 653 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Dangerous Woman
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 536 ratings — published 1991 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fiona Range
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Last Secret
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 442 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Hole in the Universe
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 2004 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vanished
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lifeguard
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ploughshares Fall 1993 Gues...
by
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Mary McGarry Morris…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
tbr-reading-chall...: Mandy's TBR Challenge 3 62 Apr 08, 2009 07:15PM  
Historical Fictio...: February Group Read: Katherine by Anya Seton 79 135 Mar 05, 2010 11:37AM  
Historical Fictio...: Mini-Challenge #3 - September 2011 - REPORT POINTS HERE 267 167 Oct 01, 2011 03:06PM  
Around the World ...: Vermont 5 89 Jan 21, 2013 07:23PM  
The Next Best Boo...: The Title Game 20583 13456 May 30, 2013 12:53PM  
The Seasonal Read...: Best Review Contest (Summer 2013) 5 102 Aug 10, 2013 10:59AM  
The Seasonal Read...: Summer Challenge 2013: Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE POSTS) 2517 564 Aug 31, 2013 09:04PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Mary to Goodreads.