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Ann-Marie MacDonald

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Ann-Marie MacDonald


Born
in Baden-Baden, Germany
October 29, 1958

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Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Canadian playwright, novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. The daughter of a member of Canada's military, she was born at an air force base near Baden-Baden, West Germany.

MacDonald won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her first novel, Fall on Your Knees, which was also named to Oprah Winfrey's Book Club.

She received the Governor General's Award for Literary Merit, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Author's Association Award for her play, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).

She also appeared in the films I've Heard the Mermaids Singing and Better Than Chocolate, among others.

Her 2003 novel, The Way the Crow Flies, was partly inspired by the Steven Tru
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Average rating: 3.96 · 84,608 ratings · 5,503 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fall on Your Knees

3.97 avg rating — 64,446 ratings — published 1996 — 86 editions
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The Way the Crow Flies

4.11 avg rating — 13,922 ratings — published 2003 — 56 editions
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Adult Onset

3.26 avg rating — 3,639 ratings — published 2014 — 30 editions
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Goodnight Desdemona

3.74 avg rating — 1,516 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Fayne

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Belle Moral: A Natural History

3.56 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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The Arab's Mouth

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The Claim

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Fayne pt 2

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Laten wij aanbidden

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“Memory plays tricks. Memory is another word for story, and nothing is more unreliable.”
Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees

“There are some stories you can't hear enough. They are the same every time you hear them. But you are not. That's one reliable way of understanding time.”
Ann-Marie MacDonald, The Way the Crow Flies

“She's no lady. Her songs are all unbelievably unhappy or lewd. It's called Blues. She sings about sore feet, sexual relations, baked goods, killing your lover, being broke, men called Daddy, women who dress like men, working, praying for rain. Jail and trains. Whiskey and morphine. She tells stories between verses and everyone in the place shouts out how true it all is.”
Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees

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