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Johnson, Susan 1956-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 131 publications in 4 languages and 2,244 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PR9619.3.J635, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan Johnson
A big life by Susan Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy's father returns from the war refusing to believe that five-year-old Billy is his son, and later, after Billy learns acrobatics, his father sells the 15-year-old for money to a variety act going to England
Hungry ghosts by Susan Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two best friends and the man who comes between them, all set against the backdrop of Hong Kong
Flying lessons by Susan Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and French and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ria Lubrano, a jingles singer in Sydney, thinks about family ties and obligations as she worries about her missing brother and her grandmother, whose impulsive marriage to an Italian Catholic alienated her from the rest of the family
The broken book by Susan Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remarkable story of one woman's struggle to become the artist she has passionately planned to be. Written with an awe-inspiring ability, it is one of the most powerful and moving Australian novels of recent times
My hundred lovers by Susan Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical and exquisite, My Hundred Lovers captures the sheer wonder of life, desire and love. A woman, on the eve of her fiftieth birthday, reflects on her days with one hundred scenes from a life adding up to a simple human truth. Character and sexual identity entwine and after all the emotion, the love, the hatred and the despair is done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal an imperfect, yet whole self. By turns humorous, sharp, haunting and wise, this is an original and exhilarating novel from one of Australia's premier writers
The landing by Susan Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Lott, recently divorced, is about to find how much love really matters in a funny, delightful and poignant novel that lays out the human condition - looking for love in all of its many forms with secrets, polite lies, desperation, compromise and joy
Latitudes : new writing from the North( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in seven mistakes : a novel by Susan Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life in seven mistakes follows the fortunes of the Barton family. Beginning with a fractious and disagreeable family Christmas in an apartment on the Gold Coast, we then step half a century into the past to follow the budding romance and early career of the attractive, idealistic young couple who are destined to become the cantankerous, domineering grandparents who own the Gold Coast apartment. A rich sense of irony imbues the beautifully written scenes set against the backdrop of the Snowy River Scheme, that epic of engineering and cultural change in the 1950's, while the bickering and personal dramas of the present-day family maintain the tension all the way to the unexpected and deeply moving climax. This large-scale, highly emotional, yet sometimes comic novel is Susan Johnson's finest and most commercial achievement yet."--Provided by publisher
On beauty by Susan Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In On Beauty, Susan Johnson explores the role of beauty in our lives, and in her life in particular: She writes of where her own search for beauty has taken her, how beauty enters the body like desire, and how beauty is nothing less than life's call to order, life's bid to save it from itself
Messages from chaos by Susan Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women love sex( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A better woman : a memoir by Susan Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed novelist Susan Johson found, at age thirty-five, that her arms began to feel "empty." Soon her desire to have a baby became overwhelming. She had no inkling then what motherhood would cost her - or give her. But as she went on to experience pregnancy and birth, and their impact on her marriage, her health, and her heart, she recorded it all in a black-and-red notebook
Life in seven mistakes by Susan Johnson( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life in seven mistakes follows the fortunes of the Barton family. Beginning with a fractious and disagreeable family Christmas in an apartment on the Gold Coast, we then step half a century into the past to follow the budding romance and early career of the attractive, idealistic young couple who are destined to become the cantankerous, domineering grandparents who own the Gold Coast apartment. A rich sense of irony imbues the beautifully written scenes set against the backdrop of the Snowy River Scheme, that epic of engineering and cultural change in the 1950's, while the bickering and personal dramas of the present-day family maintain the tension all the way to the unexpected and deeply moving climax. This large-scale, highly emotional, yet sometimes comic novel is Susan Johnson's finest and most commercial achievement yet."--Provided by publisher
The broken book by Susan Johnson( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiscally-induced interprovincial migration in Canada by Susan Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Small macroeconomic model of an open economy : the case of Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Désirs ardents by Susan Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messages from chaos by Susan Johnson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I had to plead guilty. I was everything a modern girl was not supposed to be: possessive, needy, proprietorial ... I wanted so much to be cool and contemporary and was ashamed of my secret conservative heart.' On he twenty-ninth birthday, after a decade of obsession with somebody else's husband, Anna Lawrence is forced to admit that she actually is the person she was going to grow up to be. There may never be tickets to New York, or fame ... or even a husband
Soblaznitelnoe pari by Susan Johnson( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prodigal Daughter : 2011 Ray Mathew Lecture presented by Susan Johnson at the National Library of Australia on 23 August 2011 by Susan Johnson( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director-General of the NLA, providing background about Ray Mathew and the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust. She welcomes Susan Johnson, giving details about her life, writings and achievements. Susan Johnson speaks of the cultural value of libraries and the experience of expatriation, especially for artists; she examines the particularly conflicted relationship Australian artists have with their country; the Tyranny of Distance as it affects Australian artists; the lecture title; social attitudes; Australian culture; she cites a long list of Australian women writers who have chosen expatriation; the re-development of Christina Stead's family home at Watson's Bay in Sydney; arts-versus-Sport, cultural values today, and the role of memory in a national literature; the UK's commitment to preserving cultural sites, with reference to the Brontes' family home in Haworth; how we need to properly value the places linked to the writers who forged our literary heritage; Margaret Olley; valuing artistic works and writers who may not have received appropriate recognition in their lifetime; the parable of the Prodigal Son; the concept of Australianness; her own desire to live and work overseas, its roots and family reactions to it; the literary richness of London and Paris, valued by a large proportion of their people; artistic practice and its responsibilities; her reasons for returning to Australia; the "Stella" prize for women writers. Question and answers. Thankyous and concluding remarks
 
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Alternative Names
Johnson, Susan Catherine

Johnson, Susan Ruth 1956-

Susan Johnson (Australian author) romanschrijfster uit Australië

Сьюзэн Джонсон

Сюзън Джонсън (австралийска писателка)

سوزان جونسون روائية أسترالية

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