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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 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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arg1-9782764606995.html Dans le quartier montr?alais de Saint-Henri, au d?but de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, un peuple d'ouvriers et de ch?meurs canadiens-fran?ais est d?sesp?r?ment en qu?te de bonheur. Florentine La?asse croit trouver le sien dans l'amour ; sa…

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arg1-9782890525740.html Ce livre de maturit? fait appara?tre avec plus d'?clat que jamais les qualit?s d'?motion, d'?vocation et d'?criture qui singularisent si fortement l'?uvre de la grande romanci?re. En s'inspirant du temps o? elle enseignait au…

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Un jardin au bout du monde est né de la vision que je saisis un jour, en passant, d''un jardin plein de fleurs à la limite des terres défrichées, et de la femme y travaillant, sous le vent, en fichu de tête, qui leva vers moi le visage pour me suivre d''un…

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arg1-9782764606971.html Ma vache Bossie, Courte-Queue, L?Espagnole et la P?kinoise, L?Empereur des bois . Voici quatre histoires d?animaux, ?crites avec une ma?trise incomparable de l?art du r?cit, dans une prose d?une limpidit? parfaite o? l?humour et…

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arg1-9782890527683.html Ce livre est la toute derni?re ?uvre que nous ait laiss?e la grande romanci?re. Comportant deux volets intitul?s respectivement ?Le bal chez le gouverneur? et ? Un oiseau tomb? sur le seuil ?, La D?tresse et l'enchantement retrace les…

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Gabrielle Roy was born on March 22, 1909 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. She attended the Winnipeg Normal Institute, where she earned top honors in both her English and French classes. After she completed her schooling, she spent a month teaching in the summer…

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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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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…

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…