The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories

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Jane Urquhart
Penguin Canada, 2007 - Literary Collections - 696 pages
5 Reviews
This stunning collection of 60 stories—over a century's worth of the best Canadian literature by an extraordinary array of our finest writers—has been selected and is introduced by award-winning writer Jane Urquhart. Urquhart's selection includes stories by major literary figures such as Mavis Gallant, Carol Shields, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, and wonderful stories by younger writers, including Dennis Bock, Joseph Boyden, and Madeleine Thien. This collection is uniquely organized into five parts: the immigrant experience, urban life, family drama, fantasy and metaphor, and celebrating the past.

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What a fantastic collection of Canadian writing. I would have to agree with some critics that including portions of novels doesn't qualify them as short stories. But aside from this blunder to those ... Read full review

Review: The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories

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An excellent display of Canadian writing--containing authors who aren't necessarily founding members of the Writers' Union of Canada. One of the best Canadian anthologies I've read. Read full review

Contents

THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK i
3
THIS ALL HAPPENED
167
MICHAEL OndAATJE Lunch Conversation
333
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Jane Urquhart is the author of several award-winning books, includingA Map of Glass and The Stone Carvers.

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