Home Truths

Home Truths

Selected Canadian Stories

Book - 1981
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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 cruelty of children, the tensions that affect all families, the dangerous but endearing naïveté of young girls in love with Europe, and the terrible distances that divide people who love each other. And in the celebrated "Linnet Muir" stories, Gallant draws on her own experiences to portray a sensitive and alarmingly perceptive young girl growing up in Montreal in the 1930s and 1940s. Incisive, darkly humorous, and compassionate, Home Truths is a vibrant collection of stories from one of our finest writers.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Macmillan of Canada, 1981.
ISBN: 9780771032929
0771032927
9780771597336
0771597339
9780771596001
0771596006
Branch Call Number: FIC Galla
Characteristics: xxii, 330 p.

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 09, 2014

What a pleasure! Mavis Gallant writes about Canadians living home and abroad, their culture and idiosyncrasies. This is a great book for those who normally shy away from short stories, and a must for Canlit fans. You won't be disappointed.

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