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Katherine Govier

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Katherine Govier is the author of eleven novels, three short story collections, and a collection of nursery rhymes. Her most recent novel is The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel (HarperAvenue). Here previous novel, The Ghost Brush (published in the US as The Printmaker's Daughter), is about the daughter of the famous Japanese printmaker, Hokusai, creator of The Great Wave. Her novel Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003.

Katherine's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the United Kingdom, the United States, and throughout the Commonwealth, and in translation in Holland, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Romania, Latvia and Slovenia. She is the winner of Canada's Marian Engel Award for
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The Printmaker's Daughter

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Three Views of Crystal Water

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Creation

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Angel Walk

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Fables of Brunswick Avenue

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Without a Guide: Contempora...

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The Truth Teller

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“Pictures and words don't hurt anyone, except for those who are afraid of history.”
Katherine Govier, The Printmaker's Daughter

“To learn from him, I did not have to believe he was a good man or a fair man.”
Katherine Govier, The Printmaker's Daughter

“What if . . . you come to the wild and discover that it is not wild at all? What if half the world is here before you?”
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Autumn I enjoyed your book The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier a great deal. I always enjoyed her father's work and it was interesting to read about his daughter Oei and the possibilities!


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