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Joanna Goodman

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Joanna Goodman’s new literary mystery, The Finishing School, will be published by Harper Collins in spring '17.

Her debut novel, Belle of the Bayou, was published in 1998 to wide critical acclaim. That same year, her work was excerpted in Elisabeth Harvor’s fiction anthology A Room at the Heart of Things.

You Made Me Love You, Goodman’s second novel was published by Penguin Books in 2006, followed by Harmony in 2007. Her stories have also appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Ottawa Citizen, B & A Fiction, Event, The New Quarterly, and White Wall Review.

Originally from Montreal, Joanna now lives in Toronto with her husband and two children, and is at work on her fifth novel. She is also the owner of a well-known Toronto linen store, Au Lit Fi
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Joanna Goodman When I have writer's block I throw myself into my day job - running a company! And I focus on my business - which is very creative - until the block…moreWhen I have writer's block I throw myself into my day job - running a company! And I focus on my business - which is very creative - until the block clears and I'm inspired to write again.(less)
Joanna Goodman Getting to create - people, stories, worlds. At any given moment, there are always characters and storylines waiting for me to sink into. The most fun…moreGetting to create - people, stories, worlds. At any given moment, there are always characters and storylines waiting for me to sink into. The most fun for me is to lose myself in a world on my own creation for hours on end. It's being totally present and in the zone.(less)
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You Made Me Love You

3.32 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Harmony

3.12 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Trace of One

3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2002
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Belle of the Bayou

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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She's Got Baggage

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008
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