Cathy Marie Buchanan

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CATHY MARIE BUCHANAN’s The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada, a New York Times bestseller, and has garnered rave reviews and been showered with special attention—everything from selection as a People Magazine pick to inclusion in Entertainment Weekly’s Must List to being named a best book of 2013 by NPR, Good Housekeeping and Goodreads. Her debut novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still, is a New York Times bestseller and a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection. She holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto with her husband and three sons.


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Cathy Marie Buchanan My forthcoming novel, Devotion, is set in Iron Age Britain on the eve of Roman conquest and tells the story of Smith, Devout and their daughter…moreMy forthcoming novel, Devotion, is set in Iron Age Britain on the eve of Roman conquest and tells the story of Smith, Devout and their daughter Hobble, who has the gift of prophesy and walks with a limp. With old customs dictating human sacrifice in times of great stress, anxiety mounts as the Romans draw closer to the family's remote settlement.

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The Painted Girls

3.61 avg rating — 30,915 ratings — published 2012 — 26 editions
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The Day the Falls Stood Still

3.69 avg rating — 5,035 ratings — published 2009 — 30 editions
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Oh my!! The Painted Girls makes Good Housekeeping's Best Reads of 2013. Gobsmacked and delighted!

Check out the excellent list: http://tinyurl.com/mkdlcza
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Inspired by the real events of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Effigy is set on a Mormon ranch in 19th C Utah. Masterfully told from the points of view of the wives (yes, wives!) of a polygamous house breeder, this fascinating tale haunted me in just ...more
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My editor thought I’d love Astonish Me, and she was right. Maggie Shipstead pulls her readers into the demanding, complicated world of professional ballet and delivers a dazzling story on the nature of talent, artistic ambition and love that I couldn ...more
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I loved Seating Arrangements as much as Astonish Me and am now waiting with baited breath for more from Maggie Shipstead. The Van Meters have gathered at their vacation house for a wedding. Beneath the family’s polished surface, all is not well, part ...more
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I read Virginia Woolf in my twenties and didn’t quite understand the praise heaped on her work. With this latest reading, though, I get it. She writes straight from her soul. We get unadulterated sensation, fleeting beauty, passing imaginings.
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The middle section of To the Lighthouse is called Time Passes. In twenty pages, Woolf sweeps through ten years. Wind blows, poppies seed themselves, a family ages, three of its members die, nature ravages a summerhouse. It’s some of the most (perhaps ...more
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“In those clouds I have seen aberrations-flecks of shimmering silver, orbs of color a shade more intense than their surroundings. I have seen them more than once, and I haves decided they are prayers, mine and everyone else's, too.”
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“It is about being born downtrodden and staying that way. Hard work makes no difference, he is saying. My lot, the lots of those around me, were cast the moment we were born into the gutter to parents who never managed to step outside the gutter themselves.”
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“Willfulness, such as yours, is exactly what a girl needs to raise herself up to do something useful with her life.”
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