When We Were Young (8)

This is a wonderful collection of Canadian Stories selected and Introduced by Stuart McLean. It is a must read for all Canadian readers as it is so enchanting and it takes one back to a time way back–well at least for me.

Childhood is an extraordinary time in everyone’s life.  It is a time of complex emotions, ever-changing points of view, daily triumphs and defeats, and many more things. Small wonder that some of the most moving and provocative modern fiction has explored the lives of children.

In this wonderful collection of diction, the ever-popular storyteller Stuart McLean has selected pieces that evoke life when we were young — from the awakening of consciousness in a child to the first, bittersweet foray into adulthood. Some great writers have written the series of short stories in this collection, such as Margaret Laurence, Alice Munroe, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, Diane Schoemperlen and Sinclair Ross and others.

These stories are funny, heartbreaking and moving. It is a great way to look back at a forgotten landscape and to enjoy extraordinary fiction by some of Canada’s most beloved writers.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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