Merilyn Simonds

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Merilyn Simonds is the author of 18 books, including the novel The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, and the Canadian classic nonfiction novel, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General's Award. In 2017, Project Bookmark Canada unveiled a plaque to honour the place of The Convict Lover in Canada’s literary landscape.

Simonds’ short fiction is anthologized internationally and her books are published in the UK, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States. In 2012 she published The Paradise Project, a collection of flash fiction hand-printed on an antique press with endpapers made from plants in her garden. The experience of producing the collection in both a digital and book-arts edition is the subject of Gut
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Spring LitBits 2019

March marks the beginning of the new year for indigenous peoples in this part of the world, and for gardeners everywhere. The sense of renewal that requires real effort to conjure on January 1 comes naturally in March. It’s spring, it’s the solstice, the sun is in ascendance and the world is bursting with blossom […]


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Average rating: 3.61 · 653 ratings · 162 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Convict Lover

3.49 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: A ...

3.97 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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The Holding

3.51 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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Refuge

3.65 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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The Lion in the Room Next Door

3.26 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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A New Leaf: Growing with My...

4.24 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Night: A Literary Companion

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2009
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Miss You Already: A Short S...

4.25 avg rating — 4 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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"Cass MacCallum has had a life of ups and downs. At ninety-six, she has more or less made peace with it. She lives in her little house on her little Ontario island, waiting for her body to finally give out with age. But then someone from Myanmar start" Read more of this review »
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"The tapestry of a life is what Refuge holds.

From Cassandra's first musing, I was drawn into her narrative. It is beautiful. It is heart wrenching. It is representative of a woman's strength and desire to both persevere and disappear.

Thank you Net Ga" Read more of this review »
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"I couldn't put it down, and read it in two sittings. Cass is a badass and I want to live in her cabin and her memories forever. "
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