A collection of 15 short stories... in two parts.
Dora Dueck digs deep to construct her characters in this well orchestrated book and her believable characters. She has a flare with the English language. It is well worded, gutsy and engaging.
Danny in the first story Chopsicks, Thom and Angie on their road trip in, Advance in an Uncertain Future. In The Rocking Chair, George Marten and his kids Leonard, Harold & Norma squabble over the possession of their fathers rocking chair. Mr. Macdonald and Magdalena in, My Name Is Magdalena. Elinor and her relationship with a crucifix she spots while out shopping in, Crucifix On The Road To Gnadenheim. Shelley and David Henderson as Shelley deals with her cancer, in Postponement, Ava dealing with sexuality and her sisters, In The Village of Women. Margaret, Aron old Isaak in Helping Isaak.
The last seven stories: The Liese Stories. About Liese and her experiences as an immigrant to Canada from Paraguay.
All engaging and delightful. I recommend it highly.
I give this book 5 Stars *****
Like most of the books I read, this one came from the Surrey Public Library. On the shelf Books We Liked
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