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
of Flames. She lives in the
family home in Marion, Alabama.
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Tongues Of Flame
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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...