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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".

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0451063341

Signet. 1971

The killing gift: A novel
ISBN: 0399115625

Putnam. 1975

This is more than a novel about a lonely woman who becomes the quarry of an obsessed detective. It is more than a gripping psychic suspense story that holds the readers right down to the last sentence. It reaches into the subconscious the core of violence and aggression in all of us. It explores the question that most civilized people ask themselves: What would I do if I had the power to kill just by thinking about it?

Dead Ringers
ISBN: 0747404410

Sphere Books. 1989

The Tribe
ISBN: 0453003931

Dutton Adult. 1981

ISBN: 0453004563

NAL Books by New American Library. 1984

Powerful government and oil industry figures will stop at nothing to prevent Emily Brand, a brilliant physicist, from revealing a workable plan for a fusion reactor

Amy Girl
ISBN: 0453005349

Dutton. 1987

Left alone when her father kills her mother, nine-year-old Amy Kaslov is taken in by a policeman and his family as she gradually comes to recognize her psychic ability, the power of absolute mental domination

Doll's Eyes
ISBN: 0688124402

William Morrow & Co. 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

William Morrow & Co. 1995

New England aristocrat Myra Ludens is terrified of her basement, the burial site of a seventeenth-century accused witch, and soon horrific things begin to happen to anyone who has offended Myra. By the author of Doll's Eyes. 50,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.


Putnam Prize, 1975, for The Killing Gift.

Speaking Engagements

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Contact Information

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