Songs in Ordinary Time

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Songs in Ordinary Time
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Author Mary McGarry Morris
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Allen Lane
Publication date
August 1995
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 740 pp (hardback edition)
ISBN 0-670-86014-X (hardback edition) & 0613121260 (paperback edition)
OCLC 31606426
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3563.O874454 S66 1995

Songs in Ordinary Time is the 1995 novel by Mary McGarry Morris, and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in June 1997.[1]

Plot introduction[edit]

A novel set in a small town in Vermont in 1960 offers the story of lonely and vulnerable Marie Fermoyle, her three children, and a dangerous con man.


A made-for-television film adaptation, starring Sissy Spacek and Beau Bridges was released in 2000.[2] The film was directed by Rod Holcomb, screenplay written by Malcolm Macrury, with music by Anthony Marinelli.[3]


  1. ^ Mary McGarry Morris (18 June 1997). "Songs In Ordinary Time". O, The Oprah Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Songs in Ordinary Time TV Movie". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Songs in Ordinary Time(2000)". Turner Classic Movies. 2000. Retrieved 4 November 2015.