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A Bird in the House

A Bird in the House

(1970)
Stories
(A book in the Manawka series)
A collection of stories by

 
A Bird in the House is a series of eight interconnected short stories narrated by Vanessa MacLeod as she matures from a child at age ten into a young woman at age twenty. Wise for her years, Vanessa reveals much about the adult world in which she lives.

"Vanessa rebels against the dominance of age; she watches [her grandfather] imitate her aunt Edna; and her rage at times is such that she would gladly kick him. It takes great skill to keep this story within the expanding horizon of this young girl and yet make it so revealing of the adult world."--Atlantic

"A Bird in the House achieves the breadth of scope which we usually associate with the novel (and thereby is as psychologically valid as a good novel), and at the same time uses the techniques of the short story form to reveal the different aspects of the young Vanessa." --Kent Thompson, The Fiddlehead

"I am haunted by the women in Laurence's novels as if they really were alive--and not as women I've known, but as women I've been."--Joan Larkin, Ms. Magazine

"Not since . . . To Kill a Mockingbird has there been a novel like this. It should not be missed by anyone who has a child or was a child."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of Canada's most accomplished writers, Margaret Laurence (1926-87) was the recipient of many awards including Canada's prestigious Governor General's Literary Award on two separate occasions, once for The Diviners.



 
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Hardback Editions

May 1993 : USA Library Binding
Title: Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0613997603 / 9780613997607 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0333110048 / 9780333110041 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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February 1970 : USA Hardback
Title: A Bird in the House: Stories.
Author(s): Margaret. Laurence
ISBN: 0394416961 / 9780394416960 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 1907429743 / 9781907429743 (UK edition)
Publisher: Capuchin Classics
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January 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 077104626X / 9780771046261 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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April 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: A Bird in the House: Stories (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0226469344 / 9780226469348 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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January 1989 : Canada Paperback
Title: A Bird in the House (New Canadian Library)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0771099851 / 9780771099854 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Inc.
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1978 : Canada Paperback
Title: A Bird On The House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0770422411 / 9780770420697 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal
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February 1985 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Bird In The House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0770420699 / 9780770420697 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal
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January 1981 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0770418341 / 9780770417062 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 1978 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0770415350 / 9780770415358 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Bantam Seal
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January 1973 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s):
ISBN: 0771091966 / 9780771091964 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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