Books by Judith Michael

Judith Michael is Michael Barnard and Judith Fain, a married couple who write books together in their apartment in Chicago and their house in Aspen. They use a pseudonym because they think one name is easier for readers to remember.


THE REAL MOTHER by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Podgy prose, bland characters, dated story from this ever-popular husband-and-wife team (A Certain Smile, 1999, etc.)."
Troubled family, endless complications. Read full book review >
A CERTAIN SMILE by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1999

"But after a humdinger of a first half, the ending seems forced. (Doubleday Book Club main selection; Literary Guild selection; ad/promo)"
A Summertime-like romance between older lovers, set in modern-day China, from perennial bestseller Michael (Acts of Love, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
ACTS OF LOVE by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"The love story, though, is a winner. (Radio satellite tour)"
The husband-and-wife writing team (A Tangled Web, 1994, etc.) strikes gold again with yet another likely bestseller: an insider's view of the New York theater scene. Read full book review >
A TANGLED WEB by Judith Michael
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

The husband-and-wife team that has produced several plump romances (Pot of Gold, 1993, etc.) builds on the best-selling Deceptions (1982), which unfolded the plight of twin sisters identical in degrees of talent, comfortable surrounds, and general gorgeousness. Read full book review >
POT OF GOLD by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"This is what it is: cherry Jell-O, with a dollop of fake whipped cream in the form of awful writing. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
Another novel from the PC of Judith Michael—really a husband a wife writing team based in Aspen and Chicago, known for their popular, plumped-up category-style romances (Sleeping Beauty, A Ruling Passion, etc.). Read full book review >
SLEEPING BEAUTY by Judith Michael
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Middle-class values prevail no matter how many millions are flung about."
Incestuous rape understandably sends a wealthy Chicago teenager into a quarter century of celibacyuntil her passions are awakened by a kindly archaeologist and the chance to undo her malefactor. Read full book review >