The Elizabeth Stories Author:Isabel Huggan From Publishers Weekly — The adolescent traumas of Elizabeth Kessler, who grows up in a Canadian town in the l950s, are sensitively explored in loosely connected tales. "These are lovely, compassionate and candid stories," wrote PW, "well-shaped and full of heart, like their narrator." — Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text r... more »efers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From School Library Journal
YA Elizabeth's memories of her youth are hardly idyllic. In a confessional tone, she recounts episodes such as her demeaning role as Jack in a ballet recital; her crush on a high-school teacher who is later imprisoned for wife-beating; and psuedo-sexual encounters in childhood, at a girls' camp, and later with a teenage boy. Huggan's descriptive prose combines with her protagonist's honest, although sometimes whining, voice to paint detailed, lively portraits of her remote, suspicious parents; empty-headed peers; and the superficial, narrow confines of small-town life. Elizabeth's perspective on the lot of her homemaker mother is particularly probed. Young adults impatient with their mundane lives will especially enjoy Elizabeth. Alice Conlon, University of Houston
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