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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

(2016)
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"An astute, engaging debut" (Publishers Weekly), The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and utterly charming tale of a community in need of reconciliation and two girls learning what it means to belong.

England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren't convinced, and decide to take matters into their own hands.

Spunky, spirited Grace and quiet, thoughtful Tilly go door to door in search of clues. The cul-de-sac starts to give up its secrets, and the amateur detectives uncover more than they ever imagined. A complicated history of deception begins to emerge - everyone on the Avenue has something to hide.

During that sweltering summer, the lives of all the neighbors begin to unravel. The girls come to realize that the lies told to conceal what happened one fateful day about a decade ago are the same ones Mrs. Creasy was starting to peel back just before she disappeared...

"A thoughtful tale of loyalty and friendship, family dynamics and human nature" (Kirkus Reviews), this glorious debut is part coming-of-age story, part mystery. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep radiates an unmistakable warmth and intelligence and is "rife with tiny extraordinaries" (The New York Times Book Review). "Joanna Cannon is an author to watch" (Booklist, starred review).

Genre: Mystery    

Praise for this book

"Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door." - Rachel Joyce


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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 1-5011-2189-8 / 978-1-5011-2189-0 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 0-00-813216-X / 978-0-00-813216-3 (UK edition)
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5011-2190-1 / 978-1-5011-2190-6 (USA edition)
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December 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
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ISBN: 0-00-813219-4 / 978-0-00-813219-4 (UK edition)
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
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January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
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July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
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January 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
Publisher: The Borough Press
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