Biography

Cathy Marie Buchanan

Cathy Marie Buchanan is the author of THE PAINTED GIRLS and THE DAY THE FALLS STOOD STILL. Published January 2013, THE PAINTED GIRLS has received enthusiastic reviews (Kirkus, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Washington Post) and is a People Magazine Pick, a Good Housekeeping Book Pick, an Indie Next pick, a USA Today New and Notable selection, a Barnes & Noble Staff Pick, an Entertainment Weekly Must List pick, a Vogue Books People Are Talking About selection, a Chatelaine Book Club pick and a national bestseller in Canada. THE DAY THE FALLS STOOD STILL, her dedut novel, was a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection, and an IndieNext pick.

Her stories have appeared in many of Canada’s most respected literary journals, and she has received awards from both the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. She holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto.

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by Cathy Marie Buchanan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

After their father's death, the two van Goethem sisters must find a way to support themselves and their alcoholic mother in 1878 Paris. Marie begins to train to enter the ballet and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas where she meets a wealthy patron of the ballet who offers her assistance that may have strings attached. Meanwhile, Antoinette must choose between hard labor and other more profitable jobs open to a young woman in Paris.