The Elizabeth stories

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Penguin, May 3, 1988 - Fiction - 184 pages
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A beautifully written collection of interrelated short stories about a girl growing up in a small Canadian town.

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Takes place in Canada in the 50s and yet so vividly perfect in its rendering of adolescence that I almost had to stop reading. Read full review

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These are 8 inter-related stories about Elizabeth, growing up in a small town in Canada, feeling out of place in school, misunderstood by her parents, and like all of us, trying to figure it all out ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Isabel Huggan was born on September 21, 1943, in Ontario, Canada. She attended the University of Western Ontario and briefly worked for Macmillan Publishing after graduation. She later taught high school English and worked as a reporter and photographer. Huggan garnered praise for The Elizabeth Stories, a collection of short stories set in the 1950s. These stories center on Elizabeth, a young girl dealing with life as an outsider in the town of Garten. Huggan explores the intricacies of the female experience, including the unique mother-daughter relationship. Repression, social class, and sexual identity are other themes often explored by Huggan. Her other works include the collection of short stories You Never Know.

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