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Cathy Marie Buchanan

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CATHY MARIE BUCHANAN’s The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada, a New York Times bestseller, and has garnered rave reviews and been showered with special attention—everything from selection as a People Magazine pick to inclusion in Entertainment Weekly’s Must List to being named a best book of 2013 by NPR, Good Housekeeping and Goodreads. Her debut novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still, is a New York Times bestseller and a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection. She holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto with her husband and three sons.

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Oh my!! The Painted Girls makes Good Housekeeping's Best Reads of 2013. Gobsmacked and delighted!

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Average rating: 3.61 · 22,537 ratings · 2,626 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Painted Girls
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 19,693 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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The Day the Falls Stood Still
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,481 ratings — published 2009 — 27 editions
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2013
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Cathy Buchanan added a status update: Thrilled to find The Painted Girls in the top 10 Best Historical Fiction for the Goodreads Choice Awards. Thank you, dear readers. Sweet list:
"Deborah wrote: "Really enjoyed this book! Agree wholeheartedly to include as a top book of 2013!"

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"Christine wrote: "You've got my vote. I hope you win"

Merci beaucoup!
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Thank you. Now, is it extremely bad form for me to vote for my own novel?
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“In those clouds I have seen aberrations-flecks of shimmering silver, orbs of color a shade more intense than their surroundings. I have seen them more than once, and I haves decided they are prayers, mine and everyone else's, too.”
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“It is about being born downtrodden and staying that way. Hard work makes no difference, he is saying. My lot, the lots of those around me, were cast the moment we were born into the gutter to parents who never managed to step outside the gutter themselves.”
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Dillon  Clay  Asher Cathy, thanx for accepting my friend request :)

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