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Barbara Gowdy

Canada (b.1950)

Barbara Gowdy is an award-winning author whose books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the world. The recipient of the Marian Engel Award in 1996, she has been a finalist for the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Trillium Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. She lives in Toronto.

Genres: Mystery
Barbara Gowdy recommends
The Answer To Everything (2014)
Elyse Friedman
"Daringly inventive and hilarious."
Don't I Know You? (2016)
Marni Jackson
"There is so much to praise in this brilliant collection: Marni Jackson’s daring and intelligence, her gentle humor and unencumbered prose, her eye for the beautiful and hidden, and, above all, her creation of a heroine as appealing and valiant as any I’ve encountered in recent fiction."
Sofie & Cecilia (2018)
Katherine Ashenburg
"An Intelligent, tender, highly pleasurable novel."
Heart-Breaker (2018)
Claudia Dey
"What a completely thrilling novel! In its story, people, vision, sentences, and fervor—in its pure intelligence and unbridled bravery—it stands apart. With Heartbreaker, the literary landscape is forever changed."

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