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Book Title: Home Schooling|
Date of issue: October 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9781896951911
The author of the book: Carol Windley
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 982 KB
Edition: Cormorant Books
Read full description of the books Home Schooling:From the acclaimed author of Visible Light comes a collection of seven outstanding stories, each set against the rural landscape of Vancouver Island and the cities of the Pacific Northwest. In these stories the memories and dreams of characters are examined, revealing them to be both cages and keys to the cages. The life-lessons learned by the characters are often as complicated and painful as they are illuminating. In the title story, two sisters fall in love with their math tutor on one of the Gulf Islands, inhabited equally by the ghosts of the misfits and Hollywood stars who came to live there, and the children of an alternative school, run by the girls' criminally optimistic father. In "Sand and Frost," a young girl drops out of UBC, returns home, and discovers that her domineering grandmother is the sole survivor of a shocking act of family violence. In "What Saffi Knows," a child, unable to explain to her self-involved parents, struggles with the knowledge of the whereabouts of another missing child. In these remarkable seven stories, Carol Windley creates a sense of place and of people that breathe the cool wet air of a spring morning on Gabriola Island.
Read information about the authorBorn in Tofino, British Columbia and raised in British Columbia and Alberta, Windley's debut short story collection, Visible Light (1993) won the 1993 Bumbershoot Award, and was nominated for the 1993 Governor General's Award for English Fiction and the 1994 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.
She followed in 1998 with her first novel, Breathing Underwater. In 2002, Windley won a Western Magazine Award for "What Saffi Knows", which later featured as the opening story in her short story collection Home Schooling (2006). That book was shortlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Windley has also taught creative writing at Malaspina University-College.
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