Author will visit FoxTale Book Shoppe Thurs.
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April 10, 2013 12:00 AM | 980 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
One of the most respected Southern authors is making a rare stop in Cherokee County this week in what promises to be a treat for her readers and fans and a unique opportunity for local residents.

Mary Hood, former Woodstock resident and author of two collections of short stories and a novel, will be at FoxTales Book Shoppe Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Hood’s work has been compared to that of Carson McCullers and Eudora Welty.

“The Prince of Tides” author Pat Conroy has proclaimed “Mary Hood is not a good writer, she is a great writer.”

“What an honor to have Mary Hood visit Woodstock and FoxTale Book Shoppe. Please join us for this unique event,“ said FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward.

FoxTale Book Shoppe is located at 105 East Main Street, No. 138 in Woodstock. For information, call (770) 516-9989 or visit foxtale
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