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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The Convict Lover

3.47 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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Refuge

3.72 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: A ...

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The Holding

3.50 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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The Lion in the Room Next Door

3.26 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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A New Leaf: Growing with My...

4.20 avg rating — 35 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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