The Elizabeth Stories by Isabel HugganThe Elizabeth Stories by Isabel Huggan

The Elizabeth Stories

byIsabel Huggan

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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. 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. These stories center on Elizabeth, a young girl dealing with life as an outsider in the town of Garten. Huggan explores the intricacies of the female experience, including the unique mother-daughter relationship. Repression, social class, and sexual identity are other themes often explored by Huggan. Her other works include the collection of short stories You Never Know.
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. 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 se...
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Title:The Elizabeth StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:7.8 × 5 × 0.59 inLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887505201

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reminiscent of Munro's "Lives of Girls and Women" Although Isabel Huggan's first book is not as famous as Alice Munro's noted novel/story collection "Lives of Girls and Women" (it is billed as a novel, but it is structured more like a story collection), I found many similarities in the two books' overall intent. Both track the maturation of a gawky, somewhat unhappy young girl as she grows up in a small Ontario town and learns about sex and religion and the secrets people keep from each other, and finally, finds a way to get out of the small town. Huggan's collection is often striking for the honesty with which it deals with some of these secrets, such as the temptations of prepubescent sexuality. I would call this work a somewhat overlooked classic.
Date published: 2006-07-28