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Katrina Onstad


KATRINA ONSTAD's first novel, How Happy to Be, was published to great acclaim in 2006. Her award-winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times MagazineThe Guardian, Elle, and Toronto Life. Katrina lives in Toronto, where she is a culture columnist for the Globe and Mail.

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Everybody Has Everything
Written by Katrina Onstad

Trade Paperback | 336 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction
978-0-7710-6863-8 (0-7710-6863-8)

April 2, 2013 | $17.99

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Everybody Has Everything
Written by Katrina Onstad

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771068638
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A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and longlisted for the Giller Prize, Katrina Onstad's second novel is an emotionally riveting exploration of what happens in the marriage of an urban professional couple when they suddenly and unexpectedly become the parents of a toddler. 

"Tenderly observed and elegantly drawn," (Vincent...

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Everybody Has Everything
Written by Katrina Onstad

eBook | 312 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction
978-0-7710-6879-9 (0-7710-6879-4)

May 29, 2012 | $9.99

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Everybody Has Everything
Written by Katrina Onstad

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ISBN: 9780771068799
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What happens when the tidy, prosperous life of an urban couple is turned inside out by a tragedy with unexpected consequences? After a car crash leaves their friend Marcus dead and his wife Sarah in a coma, Ana and James are shocked to discover that they have become the legal guardians...

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Everybody Has Everything
Written by Katrina Onstad

Trade Paperback | 312 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction
978-0-7710-6898-0 (0-7710-6898-0)

May 29, 2012 | $22.99

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Everybody Has Everything
Written by Katrina Onstad

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ISBN: 9780771068980
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What happens when the tidy, prosperous life of an urban couple is turned inside out by a tragedy with unexpected consequences? After a car crash leaves their friend Marcus dead and his wife Sarah in a coma, Ana and James are shocked to discover that they have become the legal guardians...

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How Happy to Be
Written by Katrina Onstad

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction
978-1-55199-179-5 (1-55199-179-9)

January 7, 2011 | $9.99

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How Happy to Be
Written by Katrina Onstad

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ISBN: 9781551991795
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Sharp, urban, witty, wise — this sparkling debut is the thinking woman’s answer to chick lit Maxime is an entertainment writer at a flailing neo-con newspaper. She’s been dining out too long, literally and figuratively, on a culture of celebrity worship and empty punditry. She seeks refuge from her better judgment...

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How Happy to Be
Written by Katrina Onstad

Trade Paperback | 304 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction
978-0-7710-6899-7 (0-7710-6899-9)

June 5, 2007 | $21.00

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How Happy to Be
Written by Katrina Onstad

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ISBN: 9780771068997
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How Happy to Be captures the life of a disillusioned entertainment journalist as she heads into a downward spiral of ritual substance abuse and empty punditry. Along this path of self-destruction, her past on a West Coast commune, both comic and poignant, keeps intruding. It isn’t until her indiscretions catch up...

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How Happy to Be
Written by Katrina Onstad

Trade Paperback | 304 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction
978-0-7710-6897-3 (0-7710-6897-2)

January 3, 2006 | $24.99

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How Happy to Be
Written by Katrina Onstad

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771068973
Our Price: $24.99
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Sharp, urban, witty, wise — this sparkling debut is the thinking woman’s answer to chick lit Maxime is an entertainment writer at a flailing neo-con newspaper. She’s been dining out too long, literally and figuratively, on a culture of celebrity worship and empty punditry. She seeks refuge from her better judgment...

Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.