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Johanna Stoberock

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Johanna Stoberock is the author of the novels Pigs (Red Hen Press) and City of Ghosts (W.W. Norton). The 2019 Artist Trust/Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award recipient, 2016 Runner Up for the Italo Calvino Prize for Fiction, and a 2012 Jack Straw Fellow, Johanna has received residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Colony. She lives in Walla Walla, Washington, and teaches at Whitman College.

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Pigs

3.67 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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City of Ghosts

3.21 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2003
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It’s been a long time since I posted to this blog. Pigs came out on October 1st—that’s fifty-three days now that it’s been alive in the world. I’ve been heading out weekly from Walla Walla on its behalf since mid-September (to Missoula; to New York; to Portland; to Richland, WA; to Portland again; to Seattle; back to Portland) to read from it, and talk about it, and meet other people who have new Read more of this blog post »
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I admire the gutsiness of this novel so much! And the rhythms of Awad's prose. And the gutsiness-did I say that already? This novel is fearless. ...more
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I picked this up looking for an essay that premed students might find interesting, and instead was blown away by how deeply moving each of these very short pieces is. I want everybody I know to read it!
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"Stoberock's prose is stunning. She transports readers to a world that is often uncomfortable to inhabit but profoundly imaginative and insightful. This one will last the test of time. "
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Any book that has a sentence as good as "Timothy's eyes kind of flashed with recognition, as if the seventeenth-century ghost who lived inside him had suddenly awakened" gets a five star review from me! ...more
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