Patricia A. Stone
Patricia A. Stone’s first collection of stories, Close Calls, appeared in 1991 (Cormorant Books) and her second collection, Through Any Window, (NuAge Editions/Signature Editions] in 1996. All Things Considered first appeared in book format in 2008 (Hidden Brook Press). She has published stories in literary journals for many years. She was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, and has lived in Toronto, London ON, Vancouver, Montreal, and currently Peterborough. She holds an M.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Creative Writing, and, for 30 years taught Creative Writing, Canadian Literature and Communications at a community college.
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All Things Considered
by Patricia A. Stone
Published: September 23, 2011.
In All Things Considered, we observe Margaret Lovell at crucial stages in her life, beginning at 10 when she imagines that Marilyn Monroe is her real mother. We observe her as a teen when she develops a rebellious, risk-taking nature and we follow her university and drug-use years and, in retirement years, her eventual reconciliation with her life experience.
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Smashwords book reviews by Patricia A. Stone
- Letting Go
on Dec. 03, 2012
Someone once said that all good literature is about either sex or death--and sometimes both. Norma Harr's stories surely fall into this description. She has a great gift for setting her stories in nursing homes, funerals, sexual affairs, and even childhood abuse situations--and observing life in such settings with a steady, quick, humane wit. Her often quirky characters are fully developed They come alive as palpable individuals struggling with Life's daunting challenges. The dialogue that Norma Harrs assigns them is at times hilarious, at other times thought-provoking and solemn. An excellent collection.