What is your latest release and what genre is it? 7 Ways To Sunday – Short Story Collection
Quick description: 7 Ways To Sunday – a short story collection that grapples with humanity in all its flawed, often guffawed glory. An artist’s girlfriend dies by mistake. A mother holds surveillance on her son’s foray into drugs. A sibling’s jealousy raises its green head toward her sickly brother. A father’s death; a mother’s fear for her unbridled, grade-two son. A hijab-wearing woman challenges the modern world of Save-on groceries, along with an arborist, his wife and a Shar-Pei – all in need of an attitude adjustment. A bed-ridden woman looks back over her life. RCMP and prostitutes arrive for family tea on a Wednesday afternoon. These are some of the happy/sad, mad/glad themes laid out in this Oh-Humanity collection of stories captured with humour, compassion and insight by Lee Kvern.
“Lee Kvern is one of those generous writers who leaves her heart and intelligence on every page. And what a big heart it is. What a marvelously vibrant, wholly original intelligence.” ~ Barbara Gowdy
Lee Kvern is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. Afterall was selected for 2013 Canada Reads (Regional)< and, also nominated for Alberta Books Awards. The Matter of Sylvie was nominated for both the Alberta Book Awards and Ottawa Relit Award. Her short stories are also well-celebrated: National winner CBC Literary Award, winner: Western Magazine Awards, Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize, Howard ‘O’ Hagan Award. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, published in Event, Descant, Air Canada enRoute, subTerrain. On-line: Joyland.ca, Foundpress.com and LittleFiction.com
Lee Kvern is the past Alberta Writer’s Guild Mentor 2014 and former Writer-in-Residence for the Canadian Authors Association 2013.
Reviews for 7 WAYS TO SUNDAY:
From Pickle Me This: 7 Ways To Sunday by Lee Kvern
From FreeFall Magazine: J.D Mersault’s Book Review of “7 Ways to Sunday” by Lee Kvern
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Lee’s reading recommendation:
Boundary Problems by Greg Bechtel