The Elizabeth Stories

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The Elizabeth Stories

The Elizabeth Stories None

  • Title: The Elizabeth Stories
  • Author: Isabel Huggan
  • ISBN: 9780887505201
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2018-04-03T04:00:03+00:00

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    1. Rebecca on said:

      I loved this book so much that I'm furious--why doesn't anyone know about her? Why are her books on the verge of going out of print? I mean, Alice Munro blurbed her! Munro doesn't blurb anybody! This is one of the best collections of short stories that I have ever read. As soon as I finished reading it, I started it again from the beginning. These stories are just so utterly honest about what it is to live life as a child, and how it is filled with comparison, ranking, hatred, guilt, fear, knowi [...]

    2. Kizz Robinson on said:

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

    3. Cindy on said:

      I've had this book on my shelf for decades. I'm not usually a big short story fan, but I loved this book. Huggan's writing is wonderful and spot-on regarding growing up in the 50s and 60s. This book was written in 1984.

    4. Diane Barnes on said:

      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 without actually having all the information needed to do so. Elizabeth's interior life will sound familiar to a lot of women readers, and these stories are so well written they can make you laugh and cry at the same time. Highly recommended, but may be hard to find.

    5. Ian on said:

      Iconic collection of linked coming-of-age stories by one of Canada's best writers. This is one of those rare books that sets a standard to which others must aspire. Narrated in precise, metaphor-rich language that leaves an indelible impression on the reader. A classic of Canadian literature and absolutely essential reading for anyone who wants to write short stories.

    6. Katie Koso on said:

      The characters were a little too real. All of them seemed like terrible people except the mentally handicapped cousin. Characters and their problems were introduced but their problems were not resolved (similar to real life, I guess). This book was stressful to read. The only reason I finished it at all was because it was so short.

    7. David on said:

      Why isn't Isabel Huggan as celebrated as Alice Munro or Mavis Gallant? 'The Elizabeth Stories', first published in 1984, is surely one of the unsung classics of modern Canadian literature. Short stories don't get much better than this.

    8. Becky on said:

      As good as the first time I've read this book. Clear, blunt and humorous.

    9. Elizabeth Ruth on said:

      Eloquent and a wonderful read-- totally speaks to the way children feel in an adult world that often doesn't make sense, especially as it interacts with the physical truths of adolescence.

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