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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bari Wood  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1936 in Jacksonville, Illinois


-- Bari Wood on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bari+wood


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".


Selected Titles At Your Library

The killing gift :
ISBN: 0399115625. OCLC Number:

Putnam,. New York :. 1975.

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 Amazon.com.

Dead ringers /
ISBN: 0747404410. OCLC Number:

Sphere,. London :. 1988, ©1977.

The tribe /
ISBN: 0453003931. OCLC Number:

New American Library,. New York, N.Y. :. ©1981.

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

Lightsource /
ISBN: 0453004563. OCLC Number:

New American Library,. New York :. ©1984.

Amy girl /
ISBN: 0453005349. OCLC Number:

New American Library,. New York :. ©1987.

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.

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

Morrow,. New York :. ©1993.

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.

The basement /
ISBN: 0688133517. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York :. ©1995.

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.


Awards

Putnam Prize, 1975, for The Killing Gift.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Contact Information

Owen Laster William Morris Agency 1325 Ave of the Americas New York City, New York 10019