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Author of five works of fiction (3 novels and 2 short story collections), 1 book of creative nonfiction, 2 books of poetry, 2 collections of poetry of Dacia Maraini translated from Italian, and an opera libretto -- the opera (music by John Oliver) was produced by Chants Libres in Montreal, 2007.

Her work has been translated into Italian, Dutch and Chinese. Her novel Tracing Iris is in film post production. Her last novel, Solitaria was longlisted for the Giller prize and published in Dutch and Italian. Her newest book, TRACKS: Journeys in Time and Space is a collection of personal travel essays.


My new book of creative nonfiction, personal travel essays, TRACKS: Journeys in Time and Space, is now out.

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Solitaria
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Hungers
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002
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Faceless
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007
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Tracing Iris
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2003
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Thrice Upon a Time
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Mating in Captivity
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On the Road
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De eer van de familie Santoro
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Accoppiarsi in Cattivita`
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SOLITARIA excerpt (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 11, 2010 01:07PM
Description: First Chapter of novel, SOLITARIA
wEstSCAPES (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 21, 2010 02:23PM
Description: Poem from Faceless (Signature Editions, 2007)
Beauty Foils Rapist (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 06, 2009 04:23PM
Description: Short Story from Hungers (Raincoast, 2002)
STONES (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Short Story (published in anthology 2008)
How the Mind Works
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The Spark by Kristine Barnett
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This is one of those books you read for content, not for style. The story is so appealing: a child is diagnosed with autism at the age of two and his mother is told he will never read or learn. The mother refuses to accept this diagnosis and launches ...more
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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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This excellent satire set in India has a charming narrator who takes the reader on a romp through the underbelly of Indian society. Great read.
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The Memory Artists by Jeffrey Moore
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The Memory Artists is a novel that covers many contemporary topics, through sparkling language, memorable characters, and an interesting plot line. One of the "memory artists" of the title is a character to can't forget anything, and the other is his ...more
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The Ghost Brush by Katherine Govier
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This very interesting novel retells the story of the Japanese artist Hokusai and his daughter O-ei, in a feminist revision/correction of history that places O'ei in a dominant role as an artist. Here is what Katherine Govier had to say about the proc ...more
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Spending by Mary Gordon
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This one is a second read for me. I read it the first time when it came out. Mary Gordon's writing is energetic, amusing, thought-provoking. Best of all is her 50+ female character, fully sexual, and fully in charge of herself. The novel reverses the ...more
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Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
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Fabulous writing. Engaging characters.
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Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Too Much Happiness
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Faraday Comes Home by Robert Harlow
Faraday Comes Home
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Faraday Comes Home is a beautifully crafted story of Faraday, an x-bomber-pilot during WWII, who has never faced the traumatic events of the war, nor acknowledged the effects they've had on his personal life. Now, as he nears his 80th birthday, all t ...more
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Ananda Hey Ginni. Thanks a lot for accepting my friend request. Can't wait to read your books..Solitaria seems like the perfect read for me..(I like mystery) and I love the title. Hugs :)


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Genni Gunn Ananda wrote: "Hey Ginni. Thanks a lot for accepting my friend request. Can't wait to read your books..Solitaria seems like the perfect read for me..(I like mystery) and I love the title. Hugs :)"

Hope you enjoy it!


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