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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

3.75 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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City of Ghosts

3.30 avg rating — 23 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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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!
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I recently read this for the third time, and it clicked for me in a way it hasn't before. I've always been thrown off kilter by the pacing: half siege novel, half road novel, the instigating event occurring halfway through. But then, this time, it re ...more
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"I loved this book. It’s fantastical in the sense that it takes place on an island where five children feed six pigs who eat all the world’s garbage (!) but it’s so human in their responses to the things that happen. It’s a true book. I will read it a" Read more of this review »
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