Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bari Wood  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1936 in Jacksonville, Illinois

-- Bari Wood on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Wood was born in Jacksonville, Illinois and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wood was a writer. She worked as editor and bibliographer for the American Cancer Society and is a former editor for ''Drug Therapy'' magazine. She is also the author of three screenplays. Her book ''Twins'' was adapted into a film entitled ''Dead Ringers'' which was directed by David Cronenberg and starred Jeremy Irons and her book "Doll's Eyes" was also adapted for the screen under the title, "In Dreams".


Putnam Prize, 1975, for The Killing Gift.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Amy girl
ISBN: 0451400690. OCLC Number: 17609716

New American Library,. .

Amy girl /
ISBN: 0453005349. OCLC Number: 14819219

New American Library,. .

Eight-year-old Amy Kaslov is a pretty child who has been abused and seems helpless. But she has become the puppet of a terrifying power to make people do things whether they want to or not.

Dead ringers /
ISBN: 0747404410. OCLC Number: 20417431

Sphere,. .

Doll's eyes
ISBN: 0380720973. OCLC Number: 31520561

Avon Books,. .

Doll's eyes /
ISBN: 0688124402. OCLC Number: 27035061

Morrow,. .

Eve Tilden Klein, a scion of an upstanding Connecticut family, finds that the clairvoyance she has inherited from her mother is more a curse than a blessing.

Lightsource /
ISBN: 0453004563. OCLC Number: 10277881

New American Library,. .

ISBN: 1853811858. OCLC Number: 21970004

Virago,. .

The basement /
ISBN: 0688133517. OCLC Number: 30664984

Morrow,. .

A swarm of bees stings a man to death, another is eaten alive by ticks. The victims have one thing in common, they offended Myra Ludens. Is she causing those deaths, or is she the conduit for Goody Redman, a witch hanged 300 years ago and buried under her house? The setting is Connecticut.

The killing gift
ISBN: 0451073509. OCLC Number: 3151856

New American Library,. .

The killing gift :
ISBN: 0399115625. OCLC Number: 2418682

Putnam,. .

The story of Dr. Jennifer List Gilbert, a very ordinary and lonely woman whose extraordinary and unwanted "gift" repulses all the other people in her life. It begins with a sociopathic intruder to the Gilbert home dying an inexplicable and painful death during a home invasion robbery. The story of the police officer trying to get to the bottom of the mysterious death is interwoven with the strange and sad life story of Dr. Gilbert. Scary, suspenseful, tragic... --rejii at

The tribe
ISBN: 9781933618777. OCLC Number: 697348839

Centipede Press,. .

What is the link between the Belzig Concentration Camp Jewish captives found alive in their powdery clay coated gray barracks, and the five teenagers who, 35 years later, are found hideously murdered in a powdery gray coated clubhouse after murdering a Rabbi's son?

The tribe /
ISBN: 0453003931. OCLC Number: 6943403

New American Library,. .

These survivors of the Holocaust now live with their secret in Brooklyn--a secret when unleashed creates havoc and hideous death.