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Barbara Gowdy

Autor(a) de The White Bone

11+ Works 2,522 Membros 85 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

Barbara Gowdy was born in Windsor in 1950 but grew up in the Toronto suburb of Don Mills, after having moved there with her family in 1954. After graduating from high school in the late 1960s, she studied at York University and the Royal Conservatory of Music. In the early 1980s, Gowdy became an mostrar mais editor for the publisher Lester and Orpen Dennys. She has also taught creative writing at Ryerson and the University of Toronto and has worked as an interviewer for the TVOntario program, Imprint. Gowdy has been a finalist for several prominent literary awards, including the Trillium Award for We So Seldom Look on Love and the Trillium Award, the Giller Prize, and the Governor General's Award for Mr. Sandman. The White Bone has also been nominated for the Giller Prize. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Barbara Gowdy

The White Bone (1998) 823 exemplares
Mister Sandman (1995) 414 exemplares
The Romantic (2003) 378 exemplares
Helpless (2006) 344 exemplares
We So Seldom Look on Love (1992) 251 exemplares
Falling Angels (1989) 205 exemplares
Little Sister (2017) 100 exemplares
Through the Green Valley (1988) 3 exemplares
Disneyland (1993) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Slow Hand: Women Writing Erotica (1992) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Best American Erotica 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English (1999) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



The story, overall, was very sad. I kept hoping that all the anguish of sticking with the reading of the book would be rewarded at the end by some happiness, but the author was very stingy and kept it all to herself. I was very disappointed. There is no climax, no conclusion. She could have given us readers that much.......
37143Birnbaum | 24 outras críticas | Jan 19, 2024 |
really depressing book about the evil poaching of wild African elephants during a drought, from the elephants' perspective.
JBarringer | 24 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
Whew! It's a hot and muggy day here, with thundershowers predicted- simply the best weather for reading Little Sister. In the story, thunderstorms transport one character into the body of another - but why? And what happens because of it?
Well, I won't tell you because you deserve the pleasure of a wander through another of Barbara Gowdy's excellent books to find out for yourself. It's worth it to read about an old-times movie theatre, a mother dancing with dementia, affairs and men and women living their lives out in Toronto, under stormy skies.
I'm becoming a total Gowdy groupie. Her books are stimulating and fun, they make you think and feel while surrounding you with wonderful language and character development.
But this one you should read on a humid summer day. The rumbles of thunder will fit right in...
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Dabble58 | 5 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |
Wow. Wow. Wow.
See, THIS is why I have terminal writer's block. You read something by Barbara Gowdy and you realize you are completely inferior and nothing you do will ever make you better enough.
These are short stories, horrifying short stories, prizewinners all. They are all about people who have an oddness about them - a conjoined twin bit attached, an extra big head, deformities of all kinds and degrees of hardships.
And I love every one of the characters. I bleed for them. The poor girl whose mother loved the legs of her twin better than she loved the whole girl, the girl whose friend has a purple suitcase by the door in case of an event...
Gowdy is so good at telling these stories that they didn't feel prurient, even though some of the people in them had non-benign interest in the characters.
Read it. Buy it for your bookshelf. And whenever you feel like sitting down and writing a book, reread it, and then go have some wine.
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Dabble58 | 6 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |



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