Joanna Goodman


You made me love you

“ a witty, energetic storyteller.”
Montreal Gazette

“In this novel, the stuff of life happens.”
The Globe and Mail

You Made Me Love You is about the need for love and approval in all of us. It’s a wonderful novel, full of humour, wisdom, and hope. Ms. Goodman has a wonderful ear for dialogue and a sharp eye for the nuances of life.”
Joy Fielding

“...feels, in spirit, like a cross between Four Weddings and a Funeral and Hannah and Her Sisters.”
Quill & Quire

“It is funny, superbly written and never fails the reader with its realistic outlook on love and relationships. A truly enjoyable read.”
Donna Morrissey

Penguin Canada 2005
NAL/Penguin USA 2006

You Made Me Love You

The three appealing Zarr sisters each face life-altering decisions about work, love, ambition, and family.

“Make it in Hollywood,” is Estelle Zarr’s mantra. She dreams of becoming a celebrated film editor, but she also wants love, litheness, and approval from her eccentric, showbiz parents.

Pretty Erica Zarr flails from comedy improv, to photography, to writing. Her current live-in lover, a major New York novelist and intellectual isn’t the answer.  A fateful meeting with a woman rabbi guides her future.

Their sister Jess’s perfect life was set in stone when she was 21 – marriage, children, and a business. Ten years later, the stone is cracking.

Joanna Goodman’s funny and wise novel is contemporary and timeless.