NPCC – My Heart Is Broken by Mavis Gallant


My Heart Is Broken by Mavis Gallant (New Press Canadian Classics) front coverMy Heart Is Broken

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Praise for Mavis Gallant’s writing:

Mavis Gallant’s insights into her characters are achieved with breathtaking economy and rightness of detail. She is a terrifyingly good writer – one of the best Canadian writers of short stories I know. Margaret Atwood

Mavis Gallant may be accurately described as a “New Yorker writer”. The eight short stories in My Heart Is Broken were published in that magazine. Miss Gallant is a Canadian who has spent most of her adult life in Europe. Exile is, in fact, the author’s preoccupation. The short story “Bernadette”…is a jewel, virtually perfect…one of the best short stories written in a decade. New York Times Book Review

Miss Gallant’s stories speak with the accent of life itself. Her characters live on in the mind, people ponder, people to wonder at. This is a fine book. Saturday Review


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