Barbara Pope

Jean V....
233 books | 197 friends

208 books | 1,810 friends

1,220 books | 306 friends

Terri Lynn
2,295 books | 531 friends

1,127 books | 17 friends

Victor ...
2,665 books | 1,351 friends

522 books | 4,807 friends

M. Howson
97 books | 319 friends

More friends…

Barbara Pope

Goodreads Author


in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States



member since
May 2008

About this author

Barbara Corrado Pope is the author of three historical novels set in late-19th-century France. Long an admirer of a variety of European mystery writers like Simenon, LeCarre, Pears and Mankell, she strives to meld her love and knowledge of the past with the page-turning styles of these masters. Her first novel, Cezanne’s Quarry, was nominated for an Oregon Book Award; her second, The Blood of Lorraine received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her third, The Missing Italian Girl, arrives in February 2013.

She has a PhD in the Social and Intellectual History of Europe from Columbia University and has taught history and women’s studies in places as diverse as Hungary, Tuscany, the University of New Mexico, and Harvard Divinity School.

The Missing Italian Girl re-listed as an editor's pick!
One of "7 Dreamy Novels Set in the Most Romantic City in the World." Continue reading
1 like · Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on April 03, 2013 08:49 • 78 views
Average rating: 3.44 · 396 ratings · 94 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Cézanne's Quarry
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Missing Italian Girl  (...
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Blood of Lorraine: A Novel
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Please Remove My Mother
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Cézanne's Quarry The Blood of Lorraine: A Novel The Missing Italian Girl
Bernard Martin Mystery (3 books)
3.4393939393939394 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 396 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Sea, the Sea
Barbara is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating


Barbara's Recent Updates

Barbara is now friends with Azar Nafisi
Barbara voted for 35 books on the list Set in France: Fiction
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
Germinal by Émile Zola
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Vote on this list »
The Missing Italian Girl by Barbara Pope
"Detailed and accurate description of end of century Paris conditions and politics, the evolution of women's consciousness, strong and realistic characters. Describes the pressures on progressives trying to build a middle class life in a society ri..." Read more of this review »
Barbara added Goodreads to her Facebook Timeline
Goodreads for Timeline
Add your books to Timeline!
Learn More
Barbara is currently reading
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Blood of Lorraine by Barbara Pope
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Cézanne's Quarry by Barbara Pope
Cézanne's Quarry
by Barbara Pope (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara joined the groups Mystery Lovers! and Between the Lines
29 6968
Barbara added
The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Barbara's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Summer Challenge 2013: Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE POSTS) 2516 608 Aug 31, 2013 09:04PM  
The Challenge Fac...: This topic has been closed to new comments. R4: Seven Wonders of the Reading World (7) 274 103 Feb 05, 2015 07:27PM  
Around the World ...: Tour de France 19 263 Jun 24, 2015 08:38PM  
2015 Books!!: 2015 Book List 769 129 3 hours, 15 min ago  
9454 Historical Fiction Buddy Reads — 194 members — last activity Sep 26, 2014 04:01PM
For the general discussion of Historical Fiction. This group will encourage and support the formation of Historical Fiction “Buddy Reads.” ...more
25x33 Women's Fiction authors — 700 members — last activity Aug 26, 2015 07:09PM
A group for authors of contemporary women's fiction only. (This isn't the place for sci-fi or fantasy.) Post a description of your book for readers to ...more
8102 Historical Mystery Lovers — 397 members — last activity 8 minutes ago
""Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot." ~Sherlock Holmes (The Adventure of the Abbey Grange) This group is dedicated to the discussion and sharing o ...more
6968 Between the Lines — 870 members — last activity Aug 09, 2015 04:24AM
This is a group for people who love books, all sorts of books - but preferably good books. Any book is welcome - whether new or old. Please share your ...more
29 Mystery Lovers! — 1595 members — last activity Aug 31, 2015 07:45AM
Rain-on-the-windowpanes, chains-in-the-attic, figures struggling on the moor...this group is for fans of mystery! Find a book series, chat over sleut ...more
More of Barbara’s groups…

No comments have been added yet.