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The Great Goldbergs
By (author): Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin


Cormorant Books - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Trade, Flaps
Paperback , Trade, Flaps


General Trade
Sep 02, 2023
$24.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 in | 1 gr

Page Count:

480 pages
Cormorant Books
FICTION / Literary
Fiction: general and literary|Narrative theme: Coming of age
  • Short Description
Sean McFall befriends the son of a wealthy mining family, and is forced to decide how far he is willing to go to remain inside their golden circle.
How far will Sean McFall go to remain in the inner circle of the wealthy Goldberg family?

How far would you go to be accepted?

When Sean McFall encounters golden-haired David Goldberg and his larger-than-life father, Saul, he is dazzled by the family’s riches, power, and ease in social situations. The bright lives of the Goldbergs are profoundly different from those of Sean’s working-class parents. But as Sean grows up and is pulled closer to the centre of the Goldberg family by the gravitational force of their wealth and position, he discovers a tyrannical and abusive patriarch, an estranged relative bent on revenge, and dark family secrets. As he struggles to reconcile his first impressions with the realities he later confronts, Sean must determine who he is, what he will stand for, and whether he can resist the attraction that has dominated his life.

Rich in understanding of the relationships between parents and children, the loyalty we show our friends, and how a family’s past haunts its present, The Great Goldbergs is about the compromises we make in pursuit of wealth and acceptance, and for love.

A novel about a young boy’s journey to the dark core of a fabulously wealthy family and to an understanding of his own heart.

Explores themes of family, friendship, love, and loss of innocence.

The author’s previous novel, The Art of Being Lewis, was described as “A literary page-turner with profound insight into the stories we make our own” by Atlantic Books Today.

The author’s last book of poetry, Catullus’s Soldiers, won a Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature.

Daniel Goodwin is the author of two previous novels – Sons and Fathers and The Art of Being Lewis – and the award-winning poetry collection Catullus’s Soldiers. He lives in Ottawa with his wife Kara and their lovely, rambunctious children.

Contributor Website
- Virtual/in-person launch around date of publication with an independent bookstore partner

- National, international, and regional review mailing & pitches (particularly CBC Books, Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Kirkus, Toronto Star, The Next Chapter)

- Pitching to regional and national festivals

- Pitching to mystery book influencers, bloggers, and podcasts

- Pitching to CBC Radio, local and national radio stations, and local and national TV

- Submissions to regional, national, and global awards

- Social media promotions and support

- Advertising in PW, Booklist, Kirkus, and more
For more information contact
[email protected]

Praise for previous work, Sons and Fathers:

“Goodwin has pulled off a sharp, clever debut.
His prose is strong and his characters memorable.”   - Quill & Quire

Praise for previous work, Sons and Fathers:

finely crafted and entertaining …” - The National Post

Praise for previous work, Catullus' Soldiers:

makes the mundane beautiful and the beautiful accessible …” - Telegraph-Journal

Praise for previous work, Catullus' Soldiers:

yet accessible, Goodwin wears his learning lightly and with considerable wit.” - The Malahat Review

Praise for previous work, The Art of Being Lewis:

contemporary version of the novel of manners by Jane Austen or George Eliot.” - Canadian Jewish News

Praise for previous work, The Art of Being Lewis:

literary page-turner with profound insight into the stories we make our own.” - Atlantic Books Today

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Also Available

The Art of Being Lewis Daniel Goodwin 9781770865297 $22.95 CAD May 01, 2019
Catullus' Soldiers Daniel Goodwin 9781770864412 $18.00 CAD Apr 18, 2015
Sons and Fathers Daniel Goodwin 9781927535516 $18.95 CAD Aug 02, 2014

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