Frances Itani


Born
in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
August 25, 1942


Frances Susan Itani is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist.

Itani was born in Belleville, Ontario and grew up in Quebec. She studied nursing in Montreal and North Carolina, a profession which she taught and practised for eight years. However, after enrolling in a writing class taught by W. O. Mitchell, she decided to change careers.

Itani has published ten books, ranging from fiction and poetry to a children's book. Her 2003 novel Deafening, published in 16 countries, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region) and the Drummer General’s Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her short story collection, Poached Egg on Toast, won the Ottawa Book Award and the CAA Jub
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Deafening

3.81 avg rating — 3,999 ratings — published 2003 — 37 editions
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Requiem

4.10 avg rating — 1,301 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Remembering the Bones

3.61 avg rating — 1,165 ratings — published 2007
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Tell (Grania, #2)

3.65 avg rating — 1,131 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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The Company We Keep

3.70 avg rating — 491 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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That's My Baby

3.57 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Leaning, Leaning Over Water

3.65 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Best Friend Trouble

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Missing

3.58 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Company We Keep: A Novel

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“I've tried not to be trapped in repetitive furrows of my own.”
Frances Itani

“Here we are, all these years later, standing back and watching our grown children have their lives - through ordinary times, through heartbreak and anguish. But even after horrible events, we are sometimes blessed with a moment of unexpected joy. We learn to grasp, to hold tightly to these moments for the short time they exist.”
Frances Itani

“No matter what else we do with our lives, Maggie, music will soothe and calm us. Music will last, and outlast, and cast its spell and enter our souls and connect us across time and distance. We must believe this, both of us, all of us.”
Frances Itani, Tell

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