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  • Home Truthsby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    In Home Truths , Mavis Gallant draws us into the tricky labyrinth of human behaviour, while offering readers her unique, clear-eyed vision of Canadians both at home and abroad. Ranging in time and place from small-town Quebec during the Depression, to Geneva and Paris in the 1950s, to contemporary Vancouver Island, these stories explore the remorseless... more...

  • Overhead in a Balloonby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    These twelve stories are set in Paris, Mavis Gallant?s adopted home, a city whose nuances she brings to life through a wide range of characters: squabbling writers, bewildered parents, scheming art dealers, beleaguered tenants, and feckless drifters. An artist?s widow proves more than a match for Sandor Speck, who hopes to make a name for himself with... more...

  • Paris Storiesby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 24.99

    Internationally celebrated, award-winning author Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend: an undisputed master of the short story whose peerless prose captures the range of human experience while evoking time and place with unequalled skill. This new selection of Gallant?s stories, edited by novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje, gathers the best of her... more...

  • The Pegnitz Junctionby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    In these dazzling stories, Mavis Gallant immerses us in the lives of ordinary people swept up in the upheaval and displacement that followed in the wake of the Second World War. A bitter yet stubbornly pragmatic woman prepares for what promises to be another disastrous Christmas with her mother, her aunt, and her would-be-war-hero uncle. Engaged to... more...

  • From The Fifteenth Districtby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99

    Set in Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, the nine stories in this glittering collection reflect on the foibles and dilemmas of human relationships. An English family goes to the south of France for the sake of the father?s health, and to get away from an England of rationing and poverty. A displaced person turned French soldier in Algeria... more...

  • The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallantby Mavis Gallant

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 26.99

    Since 1950, the year that The New Yorker accepted one of her short stories and changed her life, Mavis Gallant has written some of the finest short stories in the English language. In tribute to her extraordinary career this elegant 900-page volume brings together the work of her lifetime. Devoted admirers will find stories they do not know, or stories... more...

  • The Cost of Livingby Mavis Gallant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Mavis Gallant is admired and beloved as one of the masters of the modern short story. Selected from early collections and the New Yorker , where many of the author's stories have appeared over the last fifty years, and with an introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Cost of Living reveals a writer coming into her own. The stories span the first twenty... more...

  • The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallantby Mavis Gallant

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    ‘Stories are not chapters of novels. They should not be read one after another, as if they were meant to follow along. Read one. Shut the book. Read something else. Come back later. Stories can wait' Mavis Gallant In 1950, THE NEW YORKER accepted one of Mavis Gallant's short stories for publication and she has since become the one of the most accomplished... more...

  • Overhead in a Balloonby Mavis Gallant

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The City of Lights, as seen by one of its greatest citizens and admirers Paris has been inspiring writers for centuries. Its neighborhoods and people make for a never-ending flow of potential stories. Mavis Gallant, Canadian by birth but Parisian since the 1950s, has created an incredibly loving and accomplished tribute to her adoptive home. ... more...

  • The Pegnitz Junctionby Mavis Gallant

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    A devastating collection exploring the wake of mankind?s greatest conflict World War II exerted a psychic toll on Europe that is still evident today.  The Pegnitz Junction  is Mavis Gallant?s look at how Europe handles that collective pain. In the title novella of this sharply written collection, a girl rides the train with her boyfriend and his... more...