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Maria Goodin

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Maria Goodin was born in the South-East of England. Her first novel, 'Nutmeg', was published in the UK in 2012, and was based on an award-winning short story of the same title. The novel was published later that year in Australia under the title of 'The Storyteller's Daughter', and is soon due to be released in the US under the title 'From the Kitchen of Half Truth'. Book deals have also been secured in Italy, Germany, Spain and Sweden. Following a varied career which included administration, teaching and massage therapy, Maria trained to be a counsellor, and her novel was inspired by her interest in psychological defences. She lives and writes in Hertfordshire.

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Average rating: 3.86 · 1,828 ratings · 350 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
From the Kitchen of Half Truth

3.87 avg rating — 1,811 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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Someone To Care For

3.53 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2008
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Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
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I speed-read the final six or seven pages, and it wasn't because I simply couldn't wait to find out the ending. I was just bored. Not so bored I didn't want to get to the end, but bored enough to just want it over and done with. And yet, strangely, I ...more
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The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
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This goes straight onto my list of favourite books. In fact, it might even be my favourite book to date. Ever. As someone who has an interest in mental health issues, this book really provided great insight into the tormented mind of the protagonist. ...more
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Elza's Kitchen by Marc Fitten
Elza's Kitchen
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I chose this book because I thought it sounded really quite similar to my own - a bit quirky and food-centred. It turned out there are similarities but not that many.

The plot is sparse really, and revolves around fairly mundane situations which seem
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The Way Things Look to Me by Roopa Farooki
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I thoroughly enjoyed this and will be looking out for more work from this author. It was told from three viewpoints, which kept it interesting and added variation. All three characters were well depicted and believable. I have a special interest in w ...more
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The Emergence of Judy Taylor by Angela Jackson
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This book is the recipient of my first five star rating. The writing itself is extremely observant and fluid, and in places humorous. The story itself could so easily fall flat. It's a simple story about a woman going trough a life crisis, and if you ...more
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Me and You by Claudia Carroll
Me and You
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This isn't the kind of book I normally pick up. It has a pink, fluffy cover and looks like classic chick-lit, which I generally avoid. But during a week of ill-health when even lifting a book seemed like a lot of effort I plucked this off the superma ...more
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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
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I ordered this book from the library after someone compared it in a review to my own novel, Nutmeg. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was certainly unique! The similarities with my book are fairly limited, and apart from a fascination with ...more
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“I am the child I once was, and the adult I am today. I am all of my good points, and each of my bad. I am brave but afraid, healed but damaged, strong but helpless. I am everything I have admitted and all that I have denied. The person that I am right now in this moment is the product of every- thing I have ever been; the truth, the lies and everything in between.”
Maria Goodin, From the Kitchen of Half Truth

“...time is not a willing captive. The days pass too soon, slipping through my fingers like sand. I grab for a moment, only to find it is no longer there. I take a photo with my mind, only to find it is already fading.”
Maria Goodin, From the Kitchen of Half Truth

“What happens when you don't know the truth but you can't believe the lies, when you can't find a way--through fact or fiction--to give meaning to your own existence? Without a narrative for your own life, do you ever really exist at all?”
Maria Goodin, From the Kitchen of Half Truth

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“I am the child I once was, and the adult I am today. I am all of my good points, and each of my bad. I am brave but afraid, healed but damaged, strong but helpless. I am everything I have admitted and all that I have denied. The person that I am right now in this moment is the product of every- thing I have ever been; the truth, the lies and everything in between.”
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“...people tended to sleepwalk through their lives, disregarding the present to wait for the future, capable only of happiness retrospectively...People were destined to become haunted by those moments when everything was perfect - if only they had known it.”
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