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Brian Doyle (born 12 Aug 1935 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a well known Canadian author, whose children's books have been adapted into both movies and plays. He lives in Ottawa and the stories are drawn from his experiences growing up in Ottawa and the surrounding area.

Among Canada's most distinguished authors of middle-grade and young-adult novels, Brian Doyle is acclaimed as an exceptional storyteller as well as a talented writer whose works reflect both insight and sensitivity in depicting the moral dilemmas of young people. Doyle's books take place in both historical and contemporary periods and his sense of humour is considered one of his most appealing features. His writings evoke a strong sense of location, reflecting urban Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Angel Square and Easy Avenue are set in Ottawa in the 1940s and 50's; Spud Sweetgrass represents Ottawa in the early 1990s. Uncle Ronald and Covered Bridgedraw on Brian Doyle's childhood memories of the Ottawa Valley.

Writing in Books for Young People, Eva Martin called Doyle "one of the most daring and experimental writers of young-adult novels. He deals with the most sensitive of issues...race, violence, anti-social activity of all sorts...with a tongue-in-cheek humor that never denigrates the human spirit." Writing in Magpies, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen concluded, "Perhaps Doyle's most extraordinary feat is that there is never a sense of design or message or moralising. What shines through his work is a breath of vision and tolerance and a quirky exuberance and curiosity even in the face of adversity and resistance." Many of Doyle's most popular early novels are collected in the 1999 anthology The Low Life.

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Total Books: 123
Flash Nonfiction Funny 71 Very Humorous Very True Very Short Stories
Hoop A Basketball Life in Ninety-five Essays
2017 - Hoop a Basketball Life in Ninety-five Essays [Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction Ser.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780820351698
ISBN-10: 0820351695
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors

Eight Whopping Lies and Other Stories of Bruised Grace
The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson
Chicago A Novel
2017 - Chicago a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250118127
ISBN-10: 1250118123
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Kind of Brave You Wanted to Be Prose Prayers and Cheerful Chants against the Dark
The Mighty Currawongs
2016 - The Mighty Currawongs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597090520
ISBN-10: 1597090522
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Sense of Wonder The World's Best Writers on the Sacred the Profane and the Ordinary
Martin Marten A Novel
2016 - Martin Marten a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250081056
ISBN-10: 125008105X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Reading in Bed
2016 - Reading in Bed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780996136204
ISBN-10: 0996136207
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

So Very Much the Best of Us Songs of Praise in Prose
How the Light Gets in And Other Headlong Epiphanies
Words That Heal
2015 - Words That Heal [Value Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781630583743
ISBN-10: 163058374X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles

The Plover A Novel
2015 - The Plover a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781250062451
ISBN-10: 1250062454
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Book of Uncommon Prayer 100 Celebrations of the Miracle  Muddle of the Ordinary
The Plover
2014 - The Plover (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781628991567
ISBN-10: 1628991569
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Shimmer of Something Lean Stories of Spiritual Substance
Animals  People
2013 - Animals People (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935713104
ISBN-10: 1935713108
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Leaping Revelations  Epiphanies
2013 - Leaping Revelations Epiphanies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780829439045
ISBN-10: 0829439048
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Books & Bibles

The Thorny Grace of It And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics
Wet Engine Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart
2007 - Pure Spring [Martin O'Boy, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
2003 - Chip Jagt P Peroni [Ab 12 J.] (Paperback)
English and Englishness [New Accents Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Je T'attends a Peggy's Cove [Collection Le Marchand de Sable - French Edition] (Paperback)