Paula Garner

Goodreads Author




Member Since
November 2012


Paula Garner spends most of her time writing, reading, or making good things to eat. Her debut YA novel, Phantom Limbs, was published in 2016 by Candlewick Press and is a 2017 Illinois Reads selection for grades 9-12. Paula lives in the Chicago area with her family and a very bad cat. Find out more about Paula and her books at or follow her on Twitter at @paulajgarner. ...more

Average rating: 3.87 · 3,440 ratings · 768 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Phantom Limbs

3.96 avg rating — 2,159 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Relative Strangers

3.51 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

3.79 avg rating — 940 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Paula’s Recent Updates

Paula rated a book it was amazing
The Stars We Share by Rafe Posey
The Stars We Share
by Rafe Posey (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Paula's books…
“Here’s the truth about healing. It’s a fucking myth—an idea they try to sell you on to keep you from killing yourself. You love someone and they leave, but they never entirely go away. You feel them there, acutely, like an amputated limb.”
Paula Garner, Phantom Limbs

“I didn’t have room inside me for any more pain. As it turned out, though, I was wrong about that.”
Paula Garner, Phantom Limbs

“There was life before you, and then life with you. There wasn’t supposed to be life after you.”
Paula Garner, Phantom Limbs

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Game Night: Team Buddy Elf (3) 122 37 Dec 31, 2018 09:52AM  
A Million More Pages: Fly Around the World with AMMP 93 176 Jan 09, 2019 08:26PM  
A Million More Pages: I Can't Spell... Hippopatomuss 146 158 Aug 10, 2019 06:53AM  
The Lost Challenges: Dog Breeds A-Z Spell Out 175 103 Jan 21, 2021 10:14AM  
WACKY READING CHA...: Gotta Catch 'em All - Pokemon Generation 1 245 45 May 13, 2021 09:11AM  
106139 Ask Lionel Shriver - Monday, June 24th! — 370 members — last activity Sep 30, 2014 09:55PM
Join us on Monday, June 24th for a special discussion with author Lionel Shriver! Lionel will be discussing her new book Big Brother. Become a fa ...more

No comments have been added yet.