Mavis Gallant

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Mavis Gallant

Postby Jackie » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:48 am

I enjoyed very much listening to Margaret Atwood reading aloud and discussing Mavis Gallant's short story, "Voices Lost in Snow."

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Re: Mavis Gallant

Postby Antcliff » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:37 pm

I'll give this is listen tonight, Jackie. I seem to be listening to more and more podcasts.
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Re: Mavis Gallant

Postby Jackie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:17 am

I like Gallant's short stories a lot, but this one has the added twist of being nearly autobiographical. She's another Canadian author who died recently.

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Re: Mavis Gallant

Postby Antcliff » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:37 am

I am concluding that you are Canadian, Jackie. How is it going out there in Nova Scotia?

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Re: Mavis Gallant

Postby Jackie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:27 pm

Actually, I'm American. I have a Canadian sister-in-law who insidiously :D gifted me with Canadian literature at every opportunity until I began asking for more.

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Re: Mavis Gallant

Postby David » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:31 pm

Cunningly combining that American / Canadian thread, I assume you've read Canada by Richard Ford, Jackie. What did you think?
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Re: Mavis Gallant

Postby Jackie » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:54 am

That'll have to go on my reading list! Did you enjoy it?
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Re: Mavis Gallant

Postby David » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:44 pm

Jackie wrote:That'll have to go on my reading list! Did you enjoy it?

I did. Not a lot happens - with one startling exception - but it happens exquisitely.
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