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Carol Goodman is the author of The Lake of Dead Languages, The Fairwick Chronicles, Watchtower Trilogy (with husband Lee Slonimsky), and the forthcoming young adult Blythewood series. Her work has appeared in such journals as The Greensboro Review, Literal Latt, The Midwest Quarterly, and Other Voices. After graduation from Vassar College, where she majored in Latin, she taught Latin for several years in Austin, Texas. She then received an M.F.A. in fiction from the New School University. Goodman currently teaches writing at SUNY New Paltz and lives with her family in the Hudson Valley.


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Carol Goodman It was actually my publisher's suggestion. They thought that the Fairwick books were enough of a departure from my previous books that it might be…moreIt was actually my publisher's suggestion. They thought that the Fairwick books were enough of a departure from my previous books that it might be confusing to my readers. Personally, I think my readers aren't so easily confused :) but I did see the point that it could be jolting for some. And getting to be Juliet Dark has been fun. She's a lot more daring than Carol Goodman (and has a better wardrobe). (less)
Carol Goodman Thank you! Well, yes, in fact the protagonist of RIVER ROAD is a writing teacher at a college in upstate New York. And yes, she sometimes reflects on…moreThank you! Well, yes, in fact the protagonist of RIVER ROAD is a writing teacher at a college in upstate New York. And yes, she sometimes reflects on the literature she's teaching. I'm a big fan of the academic setting too! What are your favorite academic novels?
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“Which of us can say what the gods hold wicked?”
Carol Goodman

“You told me trees could speak
and the only reason one heard
silence in the forest
was that they had all been born knowing different languages.

That night I went into the forest
to bury dictionaries under roots,
so many books in so many tongues
as to insure speech.

and now this very moment,
the forest seems alive
with whispers and murmurs and rumblings of sound
wind-rushed into my ears.

I do not speak any language
that crosses the silence around me
but how soothing to know
that the yearning and grasping embodied
in trees’ convoluted and startling shapes
is finally being fulfilled
in their wind shouts to each other.

Yet we who both speak English
and have since we were born
are moving ever farther apart
even as branch tips touch.”
Carol Goodman, The Drowning Tree

“There’s always that first step in skating, from dry ground to slick ice, when it just seems impossible. Impossible that two thin blades of metal will support you, impossible that because its molecules have begun to dance a little slower water will hold you up.”
Carol Goodman, The Lake of Dead Languages

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Lucinda Dear Carol,
Thank you for being my friend here on Goodreads. I loved reading "Water Witch" and "Ingubus" and look forward to discovering more of your work.
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