Books by Merilyn Simonds

REFUGE by Merilyn Simonds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"Do you believe what you see with your eyes or what you see with your heart? That question, raised by Simonds' layered and nuanced account of an extraordinary life, will provoke thought in skeptics and believers alike."
A 96-year-old woman is forced to face corrosive truths about the past in Simonds' (Gutenberg's Fingerprint, 2017, etc.) examination of the quest for certainty and its costs. Read full book review >
THE HOLDING by Merilyn Simonds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Dreamy, savagely romantic Canadian fiction."
The story of a 19th-century family of Scottish emigrants to Canada's Madawaska region, and of a modern couple inhabiting the same land in the 1990s. Read full book review >
THE LION IN THE ROOM NEXT DOOR by Merilyn Simonds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2000

"Simonds may be the next Alice Munro."
An episodic history of 40 years in an unnamed woman's life, from childhood through early middle age, told in 11 subtly related stories: a debut collection by the Canadian author (new to American readers) of the highly praised recent nonfiction The Convict Lover. Read full book review >