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Janice Macdonald is a Canadian author with several short fiction awards including most recently a Moondance Film Festival Award. In 2008 she received the Zoetrope All Story First Prize for "The Plainness of My Fall," a short story judged by Joyce Carol Oates.
Janice studied screenwriting and editing through the University of Waterloo.
Special thanks to the Canada Council for Literary Arts for their assistance in the completion her first collection of short stories.
on Jan. 23, 2011 :
I found this book to be very dark, which I like, and very well written. Would definitely love to read more from this author. The writer took me into places, and dragged out emotions, without getting crazy in the descriptions of every little detail. Congrats to the writer on a fine effort.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Dec. 02, 2010 :
The stories in this book are professional and entertaining. Although I found some of the themes a little spooky, I was never once disappointed. If you like stories that a little quirky, this is the ticket.
The one complaint I have is that I think the volume is a little too short. A couple more stories would have rounded it out nicely. Well, good things come in small packages I guess.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes short stories and isn't afraid of surprise endings. Oh, and get a box of tissues out for "Plainness".
(reviewed the day of purchase)