WorldCat Identities

Barfoot, Joan

Works: 50 works in 313 publications in 10 languages and 3,982 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Sagas  Psychological fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.B3715, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women are propelled into circumstances none of them could have ever imagined
Duet for three : a novel by Joan Barfoot( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 678 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
Critical injuries by Joan Barfoot( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 603 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
Exit lines by Joan Barfoot( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four new guests of a retirement home, three women and one man, form a group dedicated to small acts of pleasurable rebellion, until one of them asks a question for which the others are unprepared
Abra : a novel by Joan Barfoot( Book )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 275 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 )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compulsive housewife's world is shattered when she learns about her husband's unfaithfulness
Family news by Joan Barfoot( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 188 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 )

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

Seven weeks and three days before his death, Edgar walked out on Gwen and their comfortable, long-standing marriage. Within weeks Gwen has sold almost all her belongings. Then she sets off across-country alone, but not before she has committed an act which will utterly transform her life
Plain Jane by Joan Barfoot( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die ledige Bibliothekssekretärin Jane Smith, 28, antwortet auf die Kontaktanzeige eines Häftlings und bringt damit ihr geregeltes Leben völlig durcheinander
Charlotte and Claudia keeping in touch : a novel by Joan Barfoot( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some things about flying by Joan Barfoot( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and German and held by 132 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 )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abra leaves her husband, children and suburban security to find solitude and self-sufficiency in an isolated cabin. Nine years later her daughter comes to ask why Abra left
A time apart : letters of love and war by Fred Egener( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onvoorziene omstandigheden leiden ertoe, dat de levens van een vrouw (49) en een jongeman (17) elkaar kruisen, met een dramatische impact op beider verdere levensloop
Tanz im Dunkeln by Joan Barfoot( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danse à contre-jour by Joan Barfoot( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second roman d'une Canadienne anglophone. Une femme de 43 ans qui a perdu la raison en apprenant que son mari la trompait, raconte sa vie depuis une chambre d'hôpital. Il n'est pas sûr que - même si l'époux volage a été occis - "les féministes se délecteront" (Francine Osborne)
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?
Dans i mørke by Joan Barfoot( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 5 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

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Alternative Names
Barfoot, Joan

Barfoot, Joan Louise

Joan Barfoot Canadees auteur

Joan Barfoot Canadian writer

Joan Barfoot escritora canadiense

Joan Barfoot kanadische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

Joan Barfoot kanadyjska pisarka

English (173)

German (51)

Danish (15)

French (10)

Italian (6)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Russian (1)

Norwegian (1)

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