Monica Wood


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Monica Wood is the author of four works of fiction, most recently The One-in-a-Million-Boy, which won a 2017 Nautilus Award (Gold) and the 2017 fiction prize from the New England Society in the City of New York. She also is the author of Any Bitter Thing which spent 21 weeks on the American Booksellers Association extended bestseller list and was named a Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark and My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award.

Monica is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a memoir of her growing up in Mexico, Maine. The book won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir in 2013, and the Sarton Women's Literary Awards for Memoir in 2012.
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Average rating: 4.02 · 37,759 ratings · 5,414 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
The One-in-a-Million Boy

4.09 avg rating — 27,494 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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When We Were the Kennedys: ...

3.85 avg rating — 4,518 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Any Bitter Thing

3.77 avg rating — 2,220 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Pocket Muse: Ideas and ...

4.01 avg rating — 1,086 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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4.06 avg rating — 540 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Ernie's Ark

3.84 avg rating — 605 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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A Woman in a Million

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My Only Story

3.53 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Secret Language

3.68 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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The Pocket Muse 2: Endless ...

4.10 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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“You know, one meets so many people, the years pass and pass, but there are certain times, certain people— . . . They take up room. So much room. I was married to Howard for twenty-eight years and yet he made only a piddling dent in my memory. A little nick. But certain others, they move in and make themselves at home and start flapping their arms in the story you make of your life. They have a wingspan. . . .”
Monica Wood, The One-in-a-Million Boy

“Because the story of your life never starts at the beginning.”
Monica Wood, The One-in-a-Million Boy

“Convince is for thought; persuade is for action. You couldn’t convince me that taping my horrible old-lady voice was a good idea, but you persuaded me to do it anyway, didn’t you, you little dickens?”
Monica Wood, The One-in-a-Million Boy

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