Devils Darning Needle

Paperback | May 15, 1999

byLinda Holeman

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Each one of this collection's poignant, finely crafted stories, which in character and setting are often reminiscent of the works of Alice Munro, introduces ordinary people confronting their personal, but not uncommon demons.

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It seems like a run-of-the-mill cardboard shoebox, but for Seamus this is the vessel into which he has poured a part of himself. And then there’s mysterious Willow, who is far from an average woman. These are just two of the characters in Linda Holeman’s Devil’s Darning Needle, a compelling collection of 10 short stories running the ga...

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Each one of this collection's poignant, finely crafted stories, which in character and setting are often reminiscent of the works of Alice Munro, introduces ordinary people confronting their personal, but not uncommon demons.

Linda Holeman started writing in 1990 and has since then been prolific. She has written twelve works of fiction, for adults and young people. She has also written a novel for children, Frankie on The Run. Linda's young adult novel Promise Song had roaring success in 1998: selected for the 1998 Books for the Teen Age by the New York ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 8.69 × 5.52 × 0.55 inPublished:May 15, 1999Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842051

ISBN - 13:9780889842052

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It seems like a run-of-the-mill cardboard shoebox, but for Seamus this is the vessel into which he has poured a part of himself. And then there’s mysterious Willow, who is far from an average woman. These are just two of the characters in Linda Holeman’s Devil’s Darning Needle, a compelling collection of 10 short stories running the gamut of human frailty and emotion.

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`Devil's Darning Needle should prove a turning point for Linda Holeman. While the Winnipeg writer has earned a fine national reputation for her young adult fiction, this new collection of nine short stories, her second for adults, is certain to garner her praise and admiration from every writer across the country.`Each one of this collection's poignant, finely crafted stories, which in character and setting are often reminiscent of the works of Alice Munro, introduces ordinary people confronting their personal, but not uncommon demons.'