WorldCat Identities

Barfoot, Joan

Overview
Works: 38 works in 288 publications in 10 languages and 4,258 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Records and correspondence  Black humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.B3715, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan Barfoot
Luck by Joan Barfoot( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women are propelled into circumstances none of them could have ever imagined
Critical injuries by Joan Barfoot( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isla at forty-nine is reveling in second chances. Her first marriage ended horrifically, but her career thrives. Her two grown children are still reverberating from the shock of their father's actions., but she has hopes for their recovery."--Jacket
Duet for three : a novel by Joan Barfoot( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aggie, a widow in her eighties, and her fifty-nine-year-old daughter, June, long abandoned by her husband, find themselves locked in a power struggle after years of anger and misunderstanding
Exit lines by Joan Barfoot( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four residents of the Idyll Inn, a new sheltered housing scheme, form an alliance and share secrets
Abra : a novel by Joan Barfoot( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Luck and the Man Booker Prize nominated Critical Injuries. In this Books in Canada First Novel Award-winning novel, Joan Barfoot examines the life of a woman named Abra. From her middle-class childhood in the 1950s throughout high school graduation, marriage to her high school sweetheart, Stephen, the birth of a daughter and a son, and perfect suburban life in the 1960s and 70s, Abra has not felt herself. One morning, reading the newspaper, she sees an advertisement for a country property. The next day, the same ad is in the paper again. After sending her children, Katie and Elliott, off to school, she contacts the seller of the property and arranges to buy it ⁰́₄ without her husband's knowledge. Within a week, she plans her escape from a life in which she has experienced neither contentment nor discontent. For the next fifteen years, she lives in a simple stone cottage with no mirrors or clocks, growing vegetables in the summer, harvesting and freezing them in the fall, surviving on them through the winter and spring. Finding a new rhythm for her life, based on the weather and the seasons, Abra grows into the peace of mind and heart she never felt, until the day her abandoned daughter finds her and asks for an explanation. Why did a loving mother and wife just get up and leave the very life so many young women had been told they desired?
Dancing in the dark : a literary tour de force that stunningly portrays a housewife's descent into madness and murder by Joan Barfoot( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om en kvindes hemmelige liv
Family news by Joan Barfoot( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* Susannah, estranged from her family for 14 years because of her illegitimate daughter, returns home when her father dies. Susannah's daughter, Lizzie, who travels with her also must confront her mother's past. Strong language
Getting over Edgar by Joan Barfoot( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte and Claudia keeping in touch : a novel by Joan Barfoot( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain Jane by Joan Barfoot( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die ledige Bibliothekssekretärin Jane Smith, 28, antwortet auf die Kontaktanzeige eines Häftlings und bringt damit ihr geregeltes Leben völlig durcheinander
Some things about flying by Joan Barfoot( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lila og Tom er undervejs på deres første ferie sammen. En højst uventet og dramatisk hændelse får Lila til at tage sit forhold til Tom op til revision. Er han den mand hun troede han var og er hun den kvinde hun ønsker at være?
Gaining ground by Joan Barfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ogenschijnlijk gelukkig getrouwde vrouw trekt zich terug uit de maatschappij en gaat als een kluizenaar in een blokhut wonen ver van de bewoonde wereld
A time apart : letters of love and war by Fred Egener( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years of letters (1941-45) between a young Owen Sound housewife & her husband stationed overseas
Luck by Joan Barfoot( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora, a successful sculptor in her late 30s, wakes up one morning to find her custom furniture-designer husband, Philip Lawrence, 46, dead beside her. She and the rest of the household (Beth, Nora's muse and model, and Sophie, caretaker and financial manager) grapple with decisions and grief in the days following the death. And two of them wonder: did Beth poison Philip to get Nora?
Familieliv by Joan Barfoot( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical injuries by Joan Barfoot( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 49, Isla is happy in her second marriage to Lyle, her career is thriving and her two grown children are recovering from the shock of their father's horrific actions. Roddy is 17, restless and anxious to escape the confines of his small town. Their lives change forever when Isla walks into an ice cream parlour that Roddy is in the process of robbing. 2001
Familieliv by Joan Barfoot( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abra by Joan Barfoot( Recording )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a comfortable if idle middle-class, urban life, Abra abandons husband and children to live according to her own rhythms and rules. Years later her now-grown daughter finds her, raising questions about duty, love, selfishness, sanity and the nature of motherhood
Exit lines by Joan Barfoot( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seniors settle into a retirement facility; four of them become their own little group dedicated to small acts of pleasurable rebellion. In their pasts they've had a few connections, both faint and bold, with each other, and Ruth hopes to make use of them soon, for a challenging act that needs undertaking in the dead of night. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2008
Venlig hilsen Jane by Joan Barfoot( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Barfoot, Joan

Barfoot, Joan Louise

Joan Barfoot Canadian writer

Joan Barfoot kanadische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

Languages
English (167)

German (47)

Danish (23)

French (11)

Italian (6)

Swedish (4)

Dutch (4)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

Norwegian (1)

Covers
Critical injuriesExit linesDancing in the dark : a literary tour de force that stunningly portrays a housewife's descent into madness and murderFamily newsGetting over EdgarCharlotte and Claudia keeping in touch : a novelSome things about flying