Girls Who Saw Everything

Sean Dixon's first UK review

Kidnapped by the book club
By Lauren Paxman
London Lite
June 24, 2008

[4 (out of 5) stars]

This novel about an unusual book club was released just a little too late to make Richard and Judy's list of summer reads, but it's the novel that everyone will be talking about in a few weeks' time. The Lacuna Cabal is an idiosyncratic book club -- and not just because of its name. Its members meet in locations appropriate to the book being discussed (but rarely read), kidnap the authors they are fond of and re-enact their favourite passages. But the Cabal's days are numbered.

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The Girls Who Saw Everything mentioned in Australian article on book clubs

Sean Dixon's The Girls Who Saw Everything was recently included in Australian paper The Age's run-down of recent books about book clubs.

Along with Andrew Pyper's The Killing Circle and Jincy Willett's The Writing Class, The Girls Who Saw Everything is one of literature's recent novels with book clubs that are 'mad, bad and dangerous to join.'

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HarperCollins holds cover contest for UK edition of The Girls Who Saw Everything

HarperCollins UK is holding a cover design competition with Saatchi Online for the UK edition of Sean Dixon's The Girls Who Saw Everything, titled The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal across the pond.

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The Girls Who Saw Everything win over Broken Pencil

By Nancy Duncan
Broken Pencil
Issue 38

At first I was skeptical about The Girls Who Saw Everything for the following reasons: (1) this book about a young women's book club is written by a man; (2) this young women's book club performs literary scenes, not in a theatre but in their lives, sometimes even involving unsuspecting strangers; (3) elements of the story include a robot, ancient cuneiform Gilgamesh stones and the Baghdad Blogger.

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Bloggers love The Girls Who Saw Everything

Book bloggers across Canada are loving Sean Dixon's debut novel (and Quill & Quire Top Ten Book of 2007), The Girls Who Saw Everything.

Most recently, the blog Three Squirrels in a Pressure Cooker said

'The most enjoyable book that I have read this year is The Girls Who Saw Everything, by author Sean Dixon ...

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Sean Dixon on the cover of Quill and Quire

Check out the December 2007 issue of Quill & Quire and you'll find Coach House author Sean Dixon sharing the cover with authors Kenneth Oppel and Marina Nemat. The December 2007 issue spotlights their books of the year, among which is Sean Dixon's novel, The Girls Who Saw Everything.

Of The Girls Who Saw Everything, the Quill has this to say:

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Bookshort featuring Sean Dixon and Jessica Westhead

Bookshorts.com is currently featuring a short news brief made at the Open Book: Toronto event, 'Under the Covers', in which you can see segments of readings from authors Sean Dixon (The Girls Who Saw Everything) and Jessica Westhead (Pulpy and Midge).

Visit www.bookshorts.com to view the short film.

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The Girls Who Saw Everything = A Quirky Quixotic Adventure

By Lizzie McNeely
She Does the City
October

A Quirky Quixotic Adventure

by Lizzie McNeely

Despite being a book lover, the thought of book clubs turns me off. I tend to assume that they’re created by super moms to alleviate the guilt they suffer for spending an evening with their friends. The book serves as a cover; if self-edification is involved, then they aren’t slacking off. Secretly, though, the gathering is for socializing.

This is not the case with the Lacuna Cabal Montreal Young Women’s Book Club, a.k.a.

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Uptown finds The Girls Who Saw Everything better than Oprah's Book Club

By Quentin Mills-Fenn
Uptown
September 27, 2007

Oprah this ain't

In this book club, members not only discuss their books - they live them

Quentin Mills-Fenn

In The Girls Who Saw Everything, by writer/actor Sean Dixon, an all-women book club ends up in a war zone.

You see, the girls not only discuss their books, they like to act them out. They want to live great books; a replication from In the Skin of the Lion, for example, results in the near-hanging of one of the members.

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Sean Dixon's YA Book reviewed in the Globe

Sean Dixon, the author of The Girls Who Saw Everything, recently had a young adult book, The Feathered Cloak published. The Feathered Cloak was reviewed in this weekend's Globe and Mail, where the reviewer wonders 'whether there's something too literary, too writerly, getting in the way of the story here?

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