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Set in the prairies in the 1930s, and rich with the author’s own memories of her time there as a young woman, this is a powerful story of an impressionable and passionate young teacher and the pupils, from impoverished immigrant families, whose lives she…
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The eighteen stories in Gabrielle Roy’s Street of Riches centre upon the bittersweet experiences of a young girl growing up in the francophone community of St. Boniface, Manitoba. In the persona of her narrator Christine, Roy transfigures the incidents and…
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In The Road Past Altamont , Roy daringly returns to the same characters and the nearly identical timespan of Street of Riches , but by looking at her subjects with an entirely fresh vision, she creates a wholly new and deeply personal story of young…
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The story of Where Nests the Water Hen is as pure as the lives of the people in it – and as unforgettable. Set in the remote wilderness of northern Manitoba, this sunny, tender idyll of daily frontier life captures, as few novels ever have, the spirit and…

Windflower

by Gabrielle Roy

|January 29, 2008

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Set against the austere landscape of northern Labrador, Windflower is the poignant story of Elsa Kumachuk, a young Inuit woman torn between two worlds by the birth of her blond-haired, blue-eyed son. Unacknowledged by his father, an American GI, the child is…

The Cashier

by Gabrielle Roy

|January 5, 2010

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In Alexandre Chenevert, the Montreal bank teller trapped by his narrow environment and acutely aware of his loneliness, Gabrielle Roy has created a vivid and poignant portrait of an ordinary man and his attempts to transcend his circumstances and his fate. Set in…
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The Tin Flute , Gabrielle Roy’s first novel, is a classic of Canadian fiction. Imbued with Roy’s unique brand of compassion and compelling understanding, this moving story focuses on a family in the Saint-Henri slums of Montreal, its struggles to…
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Gabrielle Roy (1909-1983) est née à Saint-Boniface (Manitoba) où elle a vécu jusqu''en 1937. Après deux séjours en Europe, elle s''installe définitivement au Québec. Son ouvre, qui comprend une douzaine de romans, des essais et des contes pour enfants, est…
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Few writers portray the dignity of people trapped by poverty or emotional isolation as compassionately as Gabrielle Roy does in the four stories of western Canada that comprise Garden in the Wind . The effortless craft and poetic sensitivity evident in all her…
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Semiautobiographical and universal in appeal, Street of Riches is about a young girl's growing up in a suburb of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here is Christine, the perceptive narrator of The Road Past Altamont (also a Bison Book), awakening to natural and sometimes…
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Gabrielle Roy est considérée comme l'un des plus grands auteurs de la littérature québécoise et canadienne. Son ouvre figure aujourd'hui au rang des «classiques».
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Née le 22 mars 1909 à Saint-Boniface au Manitoba, Gabrielle Roy est la plus jeune d'une famille de huit enfants. Ses parents, Léon Roy et Mélina Landry, connaissent d'importants soucis financiers durant son enfance.Élève brillante de l'Académie Saint-Joseph,…