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The Lucky Gourd Shop

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2001

    Based on what I've read so far.....

    I had the sheer pleasure of listening to Joanna Catherine Scott read from her own novel one evening on NPR. She not only writes well but can tell the story like no one else I've ever heard before. Ms. Scott didn't read very much from her book, but just enough to get me hooked so that I came to Barnes & Noble today to buy the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2000

    The Most Moving Writing I Have Ever Read

    When Joanna Catherine Scott's two books Birth Mother and The Lucky Gourd Shop arrived, I curled up in my PJs with a nice cup of orange spice tea. My little dog, Bob, and my two cats, Sunny and Dusty, curled up asleep, and all was right with the world. I decided to begin with Birth Mother, the poetry chapbook and move on to the novel, The Lucky Gourd Shop, thinking I could zip through them lightheartedly, enjoying a nice evening at home. Wrong! I had to put Birth Mother down, because it was so difficult to read and blink back tears at the same time. Well, I moved on to The Lucky Gourd Shop. I barely made it through the introduction when my eyes began welling up again. I am not one who is moved to tears easily, but Joanna Scott's writing is the most moving I have ever read, short of the New Testament. I read all the time, and I honestly can't remember the last time I read anything so well written. Many people write well, but few write well with feeling and emotion so real that the reader is not just relating, but living the part.

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