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Watching You Without Me

Available on July 7, 2020

"Thank God for Lynn Coady’s singular voice and deliciously skewed worldview. Every book of hers is an occasion to celebrate!”

—Miriam Toews, author of Women Talking

“Expertly rendered characters, easy reading plot, and excellent pacing . . . With Watching You Without Me, Coady showcases just how smooth her writing is . . . We’ve come to expect a certain level of excellence from Lynn Coady. Watching You Without Me lives up to this expectation.”

—Dory Cerny, Quill and Quire

“Watching You Without Me is both a suspenseful, deeply creepy page-turner and a beautifully subtle character study of a grieving woman slowly unravelling while trying to understand how to care for her sister, and herself, in an ableist world. Another masterpiece from the singular Lynn Coady.”

—Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People

“Emotionally complex, with the twists of a chilling thriller, Coady’s novel explores mother-daughter and male-female relationships, what it means to be a family, the rewards of selflessness versus selfishness, and the human need not to be alone.” 

—Mary Ellen Prindiville, Booklist

“Coady’s unsettling tale of a clingy family caregiver explores a woman’s grief over the death of her mother and her struggle to take care of her intellectually disabled sister . . . Coady impresses with her careful, humane characterization . . . [Watching You Without Me] stands out for its incisive, bleakly humorous look at gullibility and the complexities of guilt.”

—Publishers Weekly

“A woman returns to her childhood home to settle her late mother’s affairs . . . A thoughtful and intense drama about how insidiously family ties can be exploited.”


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#WatchingYouWithoutMe, complete with fancy new cover, makes its American debut today under the glorious banner of @AAKnopf. Click below...

Fall 2019 Tour Dates!

10th Aug: Hillcoate House, with Shelagh Rogers & Christy Ann Conlin, Sandy Cove, NS 8th September: Eden Mills Writers Festival, ON 22nd...

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