The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories by Myrl CoulterThe Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories by Myrl Coulter

The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

byMyrl Coulter

Paperback | September 18, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 100 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


Secrets aren’t good for families. — from “Big Luck Island”In The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories—a collection of new, delightful, distinctive short stories—everyone is missing something or someone; every family is riven by secrets and absences. From “The Remedy,” a tale of revenge and justice, to “The Smart Sisters,” a story of tricky family dynamics, Coulter’s narratives portray relationships, loss, and what we learn in the aftermath of death. Ghosts, echoes, memories, regrets...Coulter’s characters are haunted in many ways. With style and sweep that hints at Lynn Coady and Alice Munro, Myrl Coulter is a strong, fresh voice in contemporary Canadian fiction.
Myrl Coulter is the author of two award-winning books: A Year of Days (UAP) and The House With the Broken Two (Anvil Press). She lives in Edmonton.
Title:The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.95 × 5.26 × 0.55 inPublished:September 18, 2017Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772123285

ISBN - 13:9781772123289

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

1 Grad School2 The Remedy3 The Left-Handed Dinner Party4 The Scream5 Uncanny6 Estate Planning7 The Ballad of Jake and Janet8 Big Luck Island9 The Smart Sisters10 Limbo-Jean’s Slice-Orphan Sister-The Viewfinder-Willpower-The Dead List-The Beer TentAcknowledgments

Editorial Reviews

The way Coulter uses the short story medium to loosely tie the collection together adds an enthralling quality... Coulter wanted to showcase that the things which tear us apart — depression, anger, death, suicide — are seldom talked about, or even written about... The Left-Handed Dinner Party ends on a note of fleeting happiness that alludes to a place of resolution." [Full article at] - Enrique Marroquin - The Gateway - 20180306