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Mary Hood, award-winning author, to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe
Mary Hood, award-winning author, to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Mary Hood, award-winning author and former Woodstock resident, will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30pm.  Hood does not make many appearances and FoxTale Book Shoppe co-owner Ellen Ward said, "What an honor to have Mary Hood visit Woodstock and FoxTale Book Shoppe! Please join us for this unique free event with a legendary author."

Mary Hood is an award-winning fiction writer of predominantly Southern literature, who has authored two short story collections - How Far She Went and And Venus is Blue - and a novel, Familiar Heat. She also regularly publishes essays and reviews in literary and popular magazines.

Hood lived in Woodstock (in the small lake community of Little Victoria on the banks of Lake Allatoona) for 30 years, where she witnessed the small, rural town turn into a bedroom community for burgeoning Atlanta – much of which is fictionally chronicled in her short story collection And Venus is Blue. She received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1984 and the Townsend Prize for Fiction in 1988. Mary Hood's work has been compared to that of Carson McCullers and Eudora Welty. The Prince of Tides author Pat Conroy proclaims: "Mary Hood is not a good writer, she is a great writer."

Hood will be addressing those attending as well as taking questions from the audience.  Those attending will have the opportunity to purchase Hood's books and have them signed by the author.  If you cannot make the event but would like to purchase an autographed book, please contact FoxTale Book Shoppe.