Paradise Cafe and Other Stories

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Thistledown Press, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 108 pages
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Paradise Café and Other Stories was chosen as winner of the 1989 Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award, and winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Choice Award in 1991. It was also nominated for the Governor General’s Award.

Without sentimentality Brooks portrays love and romance, dreams of achievement, and the cold war between the generations, as experienced by both boys and girls.

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Martha Brooks lives in Winnipeg. Her book "Traveling on into the Light" was named to the international 1996 IBBY Honour List and is an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. "Two Moons in August" and "Paradise Cafe and Other Stories" were Governor General's Award nominees; the latter also received the 1991 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for distinguished children's fiction. When not writing, Martha can be found performing in local jazz clubs. Maureen Hunter is one of Canada's most successful playwrights. Her work has been produced extensively on Canada's major stages, in the United States, and Britain, and by CBC and BBC Radio. "Atlantis" was a finalist for the Governor General's Award and "Transit of Venus", premiered by the Manitoba Theatre Centre, became the first Canadian play ever staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company of Britain. A native of Saskatchewan, Maureen now lives on the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg.

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