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Monica Wood
Monica Wood

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Monica Wood is the author of an earlier novel, Secret Language, and a guide for fiction writers, Description. Her short stories, some of which have been nominated for the National Magazine Award and read on public radio, have appeared in such publications as Glimmer Train, Redbook, Manoa, Yankee, Best American Mystery Stories 1997, Twenty Timeless Stories, and Sudden Fiction International. She won a 1999 Pushcart Prize. A native of Mexico, Maine, she currently lives in Portland with her husband. She can be reached at her Web site, www.monicawood.com.

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Any Bitter Thing
A Novel
Written by Monica Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $13.95

After surviving a near-fatal accident, thirty-year-old Lizzy Mitchell faces a long road to recovery. She remembers little about the days she spent in and out of consciousness, save for one thing: She saw her beloved deceased uncle, Father Mike, the man who raised her in the rectory of his Maine church... Read more >

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Ernie's Ark

Written by Monica Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $15.00

The paper mill looms up from the riverbank in Abbott Falls, Maine, a town once drenched with ordinary hopes and dreams, now praying for a small drop of good fortune. Ernie Whitten, a pipe fitter, was three weeks away from a pension-secured retirement when the union went on strike eight months... Read more >

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My Only Story

Written by Monica Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $19.00

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Secret Language

Written by Monica Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 28, 2002
Price: $19.00

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Also available as an eBook.

Secret Language

Written by Monica Wood


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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