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by Isabel Huggan

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Isabel Huggan
ISBN: 0670838691
ISBN13: 978-0670838691
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (May 1, 1993)
Pages: 256
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Huggan refers to the future the two couples will inhabit, resolving some of the hinted-at secrets while . The stories are set in Canada, Kenya, and France-all places where Huggan ( The Elizabeth Sisters, LJ 4/1/87) herself has lived

Huggan refers to the future the two couples will inhabit, resolving some of the hinted-at secrets while leaving others unrevealed. Losing Face" and "Skin the Colour of Money" trace the observations of a young Canadian woman, living in Nairobi with her diplomat husband, as she tries to understand her relationships with African servants and merchants. The stories are set in Canada, Kenya, and France-all places where Huggan ( The Elizabeth Sisters, LJ 4/1/87) herself has lived. In 'Throwing and Catching," a psychology student discovers a young woman in a mental ward who is deeply entertwined with her own childhood. In "Observing the Niceties," a daughter reflects on her mother's life.

This book was written by my mentor, Isabel Huggan; it is her second book of short stories.

Why we enter each other's lives and how we are meant to fit together is more than is given us to know. And yet that's what we want isn't it? That's what we want to understand. This book was written by my mentor, Isabel Huggan; it is her second book of short stories. Her first, The Elizabeth Stories, is one of my all time favourite books (as is this one). And I read both these books years before I began working with her.

YOU NEVER KNOW: and Other Stories. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Isabel Huggan was born on September 21, 1943, in Ontario, Canada. She attended the University of Western Ontario and briefly worked for Macmillan Publishing after graduation. A grab-bag collection from Canadian writer Huggan (The Elizabeth Stories, 1987): 12 stories that vary sharply as to period, setting, character, and tone but that are tied together by the twin themes. She later taught high school English and worked as a reporter and photographer. Huggan garnered praise for The Elizabeth Stories, a collection of short stories set in the 1950s.

You Never Know is the new collection of stories from Isabel Huggan, author of The Elizabeth Stories. Set in Canada, Kenya and France, the tales deal with the friendship of young girls, mother-daughter relationships and unresolved feelings between men and women. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Random House Publishing GroupReleased: Sep 14, 2011ISBN: 9780307363923Format: book. You Never Know - Isabel Huggan.

Isabel Huggan's reputation as a short story writer is international. All but two stories of the collection You Never Know (Knopf Canada and Viking Penguin USA, also translated into French) focus on adult experience, and the various settings-Scotland, France, Canada and Kenya-reflect Huggan's expanding view of the world and of human nature. These stories were a clear departure from her earlier work, and proved that childhood was not the only territory from which she derived inspiration

You Never Know is the new collection of stories from Isabel Huggan, author of The Elizabeth Stories.

Isabel," Mrs. Walters said to her daughter, as they took their seats inthe cab that was waiting for them at the door, "what on earth did youmean by dancing five times in one evening with that young man with thelight moustache? And who on earth is he, tell me?" "He's two people, mamma. Walters said to her daughter, as they took their seats inthe cab that was waiting for them at the door, "what on earth did youmean by dancing five times in one evening with that young man with thelight moustache? And who on earth is he, tell me?" "He's two people, mamma," Isabel answered seriously; "and I danced threetimes with one of him, and twice with the other, I believe; at least sohe told me. His name's Carnegie, and half of him's called Ernest and theother half Harold, though which I danced with which time I'm sure I. .

At the book’s core is Isabel Huggan’s old house in rural France, from where she . Isabel Huggan grew up in small-town Ontario, an experience that shaped her prize-winning first book, The Elizabeth Stories, which established her as an original, talented writer.

At the book’s core is Isabel Huggan’s old house in rural France, from where she contemplates the real meaning of home, and the mysterious manner in which memory gives substance to ordinary things around us. With a light touch, she brings to life the people she has met in her travels from whom valuable lessons have been learned. In 1987 her husband’s work took the family to Kenya and she has found herself living abroad ever since - a situation reflected in You Never Know.

A new collection of short stories by the author of The Elizabeth Stories explores issues of rebellion, fulfillment, passion, and infidelity.
Comments to eBook You Never Know: And Other Stories
Qusserel
I got it because of a good newspaper review but it was disappointing.
Valawye
A couple of the stories in this new collection, including "Sitsy" and "Throwing and Catching," are excellent, but most don't live up to the stunning power of the connected stories in her first collection, THE ELIZABETH STORIES. Check that book out first--you won't soon forget the title character .
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