"A satisfying mix of straightforward realism and grounded fantastic, and shows the writer at her best . . . . An accomplished collection of tender, witty writing."—National PostSleeping Funny is a rare book--a debut that introduces a mature writer in full possession of her powers, one who instantly draws you in with her sure voice, intelligence, and humour, and then keeps you reading with growing ...
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada (July 2, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 5930378
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I had no idea who Melanie Hill was when I started to read this collection except that she is the wife of the award-winning Canadian author Lawrence Hill. As I started reading Ms. Hill's stories I was astounded at how much I enjoyed them and I truly ...
and delight. Although they are united by these qualities, Miranda Hill's astonishing stories are otherwise notable for their protean variety. Rarely do we find a writer who can inhabit, with equal skill and empathy, the consciousness of a modern teenage girl trying to navigate an embarrassing Sex Ed class, a middle-aged country-village minister in the 19th century who is experiencing a devastating crisis of faith, a young pilot's widow coping with her grief by growing a "Victory Garden" during World War II, and a group of contemporary professional women living on a gentrified big-city street whose routines are thrown into disarray with the arrival of a beautiful bohemian neighbour.Here are strikingly accomplished stories--surprising and witty tales for readers who love to be drawn in and transported from first word to last.