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Zoe Whittall


Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall is the author of THE SPECTACULAR, the Giller-shortlisted THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE, the Lambda-winning HOLDING STILL FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE, and her debut, BOTTLE ROCKET HEARTS. She has published three collections of poetry: THE BEST TEN MINUTES OF YOUR LIFE, PRECORDIAL THUMP and THE EMILY VALENTINE POEMS. She is also a Canadian Screen Award–winning TV and film writer, with credits on the "Baroness von Sketch Show," "Schitt’s Creek," "Degrassi" and others.

Zoe Whittall

Books by Zoe Whittall

by Zoe Whittall - Fiction, Women's Fiction

It’s 1997, and Missy is a cellist in an indie rock band on tour across America. She plays the song about her absent mother that made the band famous. But then she meets a tomboy drummer who is hard to forget, and a forgotten flap of cocaine strands her at the border. Fortysomething Carola is just surfacing from a sex scandal at the yoga center where she has been living when she sees her daughter, Missy, for the first time in 10 years --- on the cover of a music magazine. Ruth is 83 and planning her return to the Turkish seaside village where she spent her childhood. But when her granddaughter, Missy, winds up crashing at her house, she decides it’s time that the strong and stubborn women in her family find a way to understand one another again.

by Zoe Whittall - Fiction

George Woodbury, a beloved science teacher at a prep school, has been charged with sexual misconduct with students from his daughter’s school. As he sits in prison awaiting trial and claiming innocence, his wife Joan vaults between denial and rage as friends and neighbors turn cold. Their daughter, 17-year-old Sadie, is a popular high school senior who becomes a social outcast --- and finds refuge in an unexpected place. Her brother Andrew, a lawyer in New York, returns home to support the family, only to confront unhappy memories from his past. A writer tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist group attempts to recruit Sadie for their cause.