Garden in the Wind

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McClelland & Stewart, 2010 - Immigrants - 175 pages
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Few writers portray the dignity of people trapped by poverty or emotional isolation as compassionately as Gabrielle Roy does in the four stories of western Canada that comprise Garden in the Wind. The effortless craft and poetic sensitivity evident in all her writing are here in full abundance as she recounts the stories of a tramp who belongs to no one, a Chinese immigrant struggling to fulfill his dream, Doukhobor settlers fired by a vision of a new land, and a lonely woman who nurtures her small but splendid garden. Imbued with a poignant simplicity, these are stories of sheer artistry.


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Gabrielle Roy began her writing career with The Tin Flute in 1945. The stories in this volume were written in 1976 and 1977 so she had over 30 years of practicing her craft. It shows. There are so ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

GABRIELLE ROY, author of The Tin Flute, Where Nests the Water Hen, The Road Past Altamont, The Cashier, Children of My Heart, and many other books was a three-time winner of the Governor General's Award; she also won the Prix Femina, the Prix David, the Prix Duvernay, the Molson Award, and the Canada Council Medal for outstanding cultural achievement.

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