Merilyn Simonds

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Merilyn Simonds is the author of sixteen books, including the creative nonfiction classic, The Convict Lover, a Governor General’s Award finalist and inspiration for the 2016 Judith Thompson play Hot House. Her collection of autobiographical stories, The Lion in the Room Next Door, was published internationally to acclaim and her novel, The Holding, was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Her short fiction is anthologized internationally and her books have been published in Europe, Asia, Canada, the UK and in the United States. Forthcoming in 2017: Gutenberg's Fingerprint

Average rating: 3.59 · 475 ratings · 112 reviews · 15 distinct works
The Convict Lover

3.46 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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The Holding

3.48 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: A ...

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The Lion in the Room Next Door

3.22 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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A New Leaf: Growing with My...

4.26 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Refuge

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Night: A Literary Companion

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2009
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Miss You Already: A Short S...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2015
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Gardens: A Literary Companion

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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