Story of a Nation : Defining Moments in Our History #2020

Story of a Nation : Defining Moments in Our History By Margaret Atwood MichaelTurner Story of a Nation Defining Moments in Our History Inspired by history Story of a Nation is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada s most celebrated and best loved authors Twelve of the country s finest writers
  • Title: Story of a Nation : Defining Moments in Our History
  • Author: Margaret Atwood MichaelTurner
  • ISBN: 9780385658492
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Story of a Nation : Defining Moments in Our History By Margaret Atwood MichaelTurner Inspired by history, Story of a Nation is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada s most celebrated and best loved authors Twelve of the country s finest writers, including Margaret Atwood, Roch Carrier, Timothy Findley, Antonine Maillet, Alberto Manguel and Michael Turner, when presented with the question, What are the great events inInspired by history, Story of a Nation is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada s most celebrated and best loved authors Twelve of the country s finest writers, including Margaret Atwood, Roch Carrier, Timothy Findley, Antonine Maillet, Alberto Manguel and Michael Turner, when presented with the question, What are the great events in Canadian history responded by travelling into the past to discover the moments, both familiar and unexpected, that shaped our nation.Drawing on their skills as master storytellers, the contributors to this collection offer wonderfully imaginative accounts of what it s like to make history Margaret Atwood casts her eye back to 1759 and brilliantly captures the journal entries of a frightened French woman, trapped in Qu bec City as the English forces attack In The First of July, David Macfarlane s youthful narrator loses himself in the papers of an elderly neighbour, and through the records of her past, experiences the heartbreaking, stunting loss of war In Thomas King s hilarious story, Where the Borg Are, a young boy named Milton Friendlybear offers a Star Trekkian reinterpretation of the Indian Act, linking its significance to the fate of the universe And revisiting an occasion of huge national pride, Michelle Berry tells the story of a four year old girl caught up in the excitement of the 1972 Summit Series, hopeful that the passion of hockey will hold her crumbling family together.Each of these magical stories is further brought to life by an accompanying visual narrative Vividly illustrating the joy, sorrow, anger and passion of than two centuries of our history, here are fiftyunforgettable images the Belgian Queen, a seductive reminder that the Klondike of Roch Carrier s story was anything but a purely masculine domain Kurt Meyer, the SS officer who represented evil in the childhood of John Ralston Saul and of many other children whose fathers landed on Juno beach in June 1944 and Viola Desmond at the Hi Hat Club, whose glamour and elegance contrasted starkly with the small minded racism so powerfully chronicled by Dionne Brand.With a preface by Rudyard Griffiths, executive director of The Dominion Institute, and introduced by distinguished historian Christopher Moore, Story of a Nation is a moving celebration of Canada s extraordinary history and our exceptional writers.
    Story of a Nation : Defining Moments in Our History By Margaret Atwood MichaelTurner
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    1. Margaret Atwood MichaelTurner

      Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author of than thirty five volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman 1970 , The Handmaid s Tale 1983 , The Robber Bride 1994 , Alias Grace 1996 , and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000 Atwood s dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003 The Tent mini fictions and Moral Disorder short stories both appeared in 2006 Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007 Her non fiction book, Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009 Ms Atwood s work has been published in than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian In 2004 she co invented the Long Pen TM.Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson Associations Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N Canadian Centre English Speaking from 1984 1986 She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International Ms Atwood is also a current Vice President of PEN International.

    552 thoughts on “Story of a Nation : Defining Moments in Our History”

    1. This short story collection was a complete surprise The cover makes it look like a boring history tome but I was on the lookout for Canadian short story collections and found it in the library catalogues as such The contributors are an impressive bunch and their stories were nearly all incredible My favs were by Thomas King, Michelle Berry and Roch Carrier my least favs the ones sticking too closely to a history lesson.


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