Books by Joanna Catherine Scott

Joanna Catherine Scott is a poet and novelist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was born in England, raised in Australia, and took her graduate degree in Philosophy at Duke University. Her recently published poetry collection Breakfast at the Sha

THE ROAD FROM CHAPEL HILL by Joanna Catherine Scott
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Despite occasionally heavy-handed symbolism and anachronistic language, a riotous panorama of a society in chaos."
Scott (Cassandra, Lost, 2004, etc.) traces the intersecting paths of a runaway slave, an ex-belle and a Southern cracker in Civil War North Carolina. Read full book review >
CASSANDRA, LOST by Joanna Catherine Scott
Released: March 1, 2004

"A good sweep of history, though rather overwhelmed in the end by heavy breathing and swelling bosoms."
Second-novelist Scott (The Lucky Gourd Shop, 2000) traces the uneven course of a real-life 19th-century Maryland heiress's love affair with the French pirate Jean Lafitte. Read full book review >
THE LUCKY GOURD SHOP by Joanna Catherine Scott
Released: Aug. 21, 2000

"Many good moments here, and some wonderfully empathetic characterizations, but they don't add up to anything like a unified whole."
A heartfelt, though oddly shaped, second novel from the other<\I> Joanna Scott, whose writings about the collision of Eastern and Western cultures include both nonfiction and her well-received novel, Charlie and the Children (1997). Read full book review >
Released: March 28, 1997

"A beautiful story, indebted both to Larry Brown's Dirty Work and Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato, but with a gentleness and compassion all its own."
A Vietnam novel that was inspired by Scott's nonfiction compilation, Indochina's Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam (1989, not reviewed). Read full book review >