NCL 56 – Street of Riches by Gabrielle Roy


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Street of Riches by Gabrielle Roy (New Canadian Library N56)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

Street of Riches [by Gabrielle Roy] is the beautiful drama of a young girl’s growing up on a quiet street in St. Boniface, Manitoba. Christine’s progress from innocence to experience, from pastoral childhood to the pressures of urban existence, is told in a series of deftly patterned anecdotes which create a striking portrait of the interior life of a contemporary family.

Instantly acclaimed by the critics as a superb piece of writing, Street of Riches won both the Governor-General’s Award for Fiction and the French Prix Duvernay.


Street of Riches by Gabrielle Roy (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

The eighteen stories in Gabrielle Roy’s STREET OF RICHES centre upon the bitter-sweet experiences of a young girl growing up in the francophone community of St. Boniface, Manitoba. In the persona of her narrator Christine, Roy transfigures the incidents and characters of her own childhood, reflecting with gentile irony upon her youthful awakening to the beauty and sorrow of life. Acclaimed on its original publication in French in 1955, this superb collection infuses the authenticity of memoir with the timelessness and universality of the best imaginative art.

STREET OF RICHES won the Governor General’s Award for 1957.


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