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Judith Barnard

Born: 1934 in Denver, Colorado
Pen Name: Judith Michael - when writing with his wife, Judith Barnard

Connection to Illinois: Barnard lives in both Chicago, Illinois and Aspen, Colorado

Biography: Judith Barnard has worked as a journalist, educational film writer, biographer and editor. She received a B.A. from Ohio State University and an M.A. from Northwestern University. Under her own name, she wrote the novel The Past and Present of Solomon Sorge (1967). Under the pen name of Judith Michael, Barnard writes with her husband, Michael Fain.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Judith Barnard on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A certain smile /
ISBN: 0449224260 OCLC: 40555792

Crown Publishers, New York : ©1999.

A romance in China featuring Miranda Grant, a 40-year-old widow from Colorado on a business trip to negotiate a knitting contract. She meets Yuan Li, 55, a half-American businessman. The food and the sights are great, but the lack of freedom takes its toll.

A ruling passion :
ISBN: 0671648918 OCLC: 20529911

Poseidon Press, New York : ©1990.

A socialite-reporter and her network-owning boss rekindle an old romance, but when she starts investigating his jealous ex-wife's TV ministry, dangerous passions stir.

A tangled web :
ISBN: 067153288X OCLC: 30546693

Simon & Schuster, New York : ©1994.

In Illinois, a pair of identical twins trade places for a week, the wife becomes a jet setter and vice versa. When the real wife dies in a yacht explosion, the jet setter stays on to continue playing her role of wife and actually falls in love. One day she learns her sister survived and is in the south of France, suffering from amnesia. A sequel to Deceptions.

Acts of love :
ISBN: 0345480376 OCLC: 58594820

Ballantine Books, New York : 2005, ©1997.

Deceptions /
ISBN: 0671899546 OCLC: 34685806

Pocket Books, New York : ©1982.

From here we speak :
ISBN: 0870713752 OCLC: 29255213

Oregon State University Press, Corvallis : ©1993.

An anthology of Oregon poetry from Native American tribal lyrics to the present.

ISBN: 0316910635 OCLC: 31076001

Little, Brown, London : 1994.

Possessions /
ISBN: 0671899562 OCLC: 10457231

Poseidon Press, New York : ©1984.

When her husband disappears, Katherine Fraser learns that he was leading a double life and is really a member of the wealthy Hayward family, who are prominent in San Francisco.

Sleeping beauty.
ISBN: 0751502480 OCLC: 31077919

Warner, London : 1993.

The past and present of Solomon Sorge /
ISBN: 0671618326 OCLC: 13908466

Washington Square Press, Pocket Books, New York : [1986], ©1967.

  The real mother /
ISBN: 0060599308 OCLC: 62500101

The bestselling pseudonymous husband-wife duo Judith Barnard and Michael Fain return with a novel set in their hometown of Chicago. Saintly 27-year-old Sara Elliott works as City Greeter (aka "Everybody's Schlepper") a job that swiftly, conveniently introduces her to both arch-villain Lew Corcoran and romantic hero Reuben Lister. Sara meant to be a doctor, but her paycheck provides for three adolescent half-siblings, ever since their mom, Tess, had a disabling stroke that landed her in a nursing home. All the other grownups have checked out-- Sara's father died; Tess's second husband ran off; and Mack, eldest child of Tess's second marriage, has also vanished. Now Mack comes back, playing havoc with the kids' emotions and assaulting Sara's primacy.