Joan Barthel





Joan Barthel


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Joan Barthel is the award-winning author of five nonfiction books and a contributor to many national publications. Her cover story on Elizabeth Seton in the Times Magazine inspired her to bring the singular life of this first American-born saint into contemporary focus and ultimately led to her book American Saint.

With her first book, A Death in Canaan, Barthel uncovered the miscarriage of justice in the case of a Connecticut teenager accused of murdering his mother. Her work brought the case to the attention of celebrities such as Arthur Miller, William Styron, and Mike Nichols, who championed his cause. Barthel won the American Bar Association Gavel Award for A Death in Canaan, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was made into a
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American Saint: The Life of...

3.24 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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A Death In Canaan

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3.90 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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A Death In California

3.54 avg rating — 52 ratings5 editions
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Love or Honor: The True Sto...

3.29 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Girl Singer: An Autobiography

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