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Mary Ward Brown won the 1987 PEN/Hemingway Award, the 1991 Lillian Smith Award, and the 1987 Alabama Library Association Award for her first collection of short stories,Tongues of Flames. She lives in the family home in Marion, Alabama.

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It Wasnt All Dancing and Other Stories It, Wasnt,  All,  Dancing, and, Other,  Stories, Mary, Ward, Brown
It Wasn't All Dancing and Other Stories Price: $30.00
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With the 11 stories in this long-awaited collection, Mary Ward Brown once again offers her devoted fans a palette of new literary pleasures. All but one of her stories are set in Alabama. They deal with dramatic turning points in the lives of people who happen to be southerners. Brown proves herself as a graceful and gifted storyteller who writes with an authoritative pen, inventing and inhabiting the worlds of her sets of characters with insight, compassion and wit. Most of the stories in “It...

Tongues Of Flame Tongues, Of, Flame, Mary, Ward, Brown
Tongues Of Flame Price: $19.95
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If you’ve read Mary Ward Brown’s fiction you know these deceptively bold contrasts conceal layers of subtlety. In her stories, stereotype, negative and positive, reveal their other sides, lighter, and darker, and hasty, judgmental attitudes toward people and places do not last. Change and continuity, past and present, black race and white, massive abstractions and concrete particulars, all are reflected in a real, whole word, by characters from a complete social spectrum. Like most of the...