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Title: 7 Ways to Sunday
By (author): Lee Kvern
ISBN10-13: 192653185X : 9781926531854
Format: Paperback
Size: 205x140mm
Pages: 208
Weight: .282 Kg.
Published: Great Plains Publications - April   2014
List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 6
Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Lee Kvern's much-anticipated new collection contains stories which revolve around humanity in all its flawed glory: an artist's girlfriend dies by mistake; a mother holds surveillance on her son's foray into drugs; a sibling's jealousy toward her sickly brother; a father's death; a mother's fear for her unbridled, grade-two son; a woman with a hijab in the mordern world of Save-on groceries. An arborist, his wife and a Shar-Pei are in need of an attitude adjustment; a dying senior looks back over her life, her children, her lost love; RCMP and prostitutes come for tea on a Wednesday afternoon.
About The Author:
Lee Kvern is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. Novels: Afterall and The Matter of Sylvie were nominated for the Alberta Book Awards, Sylvie was long-listed for the Relit Award. Her short stories are also well celebrated: "White" was the national winner of the CBC Literary Awards, "I May Have Known You" was nominated for the Howard 'O'Hagan Award, and "Detachment" was a finalist in the Malahat Open Season. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, and published in Event, Descant, and enRoute, and on Joyland.ca (New York) and Foundpress.com. Please visit www.leekvern.com or follow Lee on Twitter @LeeKvern.
"Lee Kvern is one of those generous writers who leaves her heart and intelligence on every page. And what a big heart it is. What a marvellously vibrant, wholly original inelligence." -– Barbara Gowdy
"I loved this book, hooked by the first story" -- Pickle Me This
"Comparable, in their psychological nuance and intricacy, to the work of Alice Munro and Anton Chekhov...7 Ways to Sunday is a work of remarkable compassion and grace." -- Alberta Views
"Lee Kvern’s recent short story collection, 7 Ways to Sunday, succeeds in bringing its readers a rich world of descriptive prose and a depth of reflection rarely found in the high realist tradition of the Canadian short story collection ... the reader can trust Kvern to excite both their imagination and sense of home." – FreeFall Magazine
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