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Joanna Cantor


Joanna Cantor

Joanna Cantor holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and a BA from Colorado College. Her debut novel, ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR LOSS, is an Amazon Best of the Month for May 2018 and has been highlighted in Vanity Fair, Real Simple, Nylon, and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in Literary Hub, Electric Literature, Departures, Fodor's Travel, Greatist, and the Willamette Week. Joanna was the 2014 recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. She is also a yoga teacher. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dog.

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Books by Joanna Cantor

by Joanna Cantor - Family Life, Fiction
When 22-year-old Olivia learned that her mother had only months to live, she left Vassar and her career plans to be with her mother. Just four months after her mother's death, everyone in Olivia's family already seems ready to move on, except her. She looks for a new start of her own, throwing herself  into Manhattan's fast-moving media world. But when she makes a shocking discovery: a secret romantic correspondence her mother had with a man who only signed each letter “F,” she will journey halfway across the world, to an ashram in rural India, on a quest that will reconfigure everything Olivia thought she knew about her family and her own place in an increasingly complex world.