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by Budge Wilson

  • ISBN: 0399218785
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Budge Wilson
  • Subcategory: Poetry
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Philomel; 1st Amercian ed edition (June 3, 1992)
  • Pages: 207 pages
  • FB2 size: 1296 kb
  • EPUB size: 1940 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 119
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I first read The Leaving with a faculty book discussion group and have been giving friends copies ever since.

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Leaving childhood, leaving adolescence, leaving a way of life, leaving a. .I can certainly understand why Budge Wilson has won writing awards. There wasn't a bad story in this collection of short stories.

Leaving childhood, leaving adolescence, leaving a way of life, leaving a mark on a family and many other kinds of leaving. In my mind that is a fantastic book for a book club in that it will bring out lots of discussion. The stories mainly focus First read The Leaving somewhere around 1996. This year it was a book club pick and everyone in our club thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories. They are stories about many different kinds of leaving. Her characters are very well written and have a great deal of personality and dimension.

The Leaving Short Story by Budge Wilson She took me with her the day she left. Where y’ goin’, Ma? I asked. Certainly the book and the leaving do not explain everything

The Leaving Short Story by Budge Wilson She took me with her the day she left. Certainly the book and the leaving do not explain everything. Maybe my mother was ready to move into and out of herself anyway; and no one can know exactly what went on in her thoughts before and after she left. Perhaps she was as surprised as I was by the amount of light and warmth she let in when she opened the door to step into the dark and frosty morning.

Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Canadian Book Award Winner. City of Dartmouth Book and Writing Award for Fiction winner. In these eleven short stories, Budge Wilson, the popular author of Lorinda's Diary and Thirteen Never Changes, explores growing up in a colorful but imperfect world from a female point of view. A pen pal halfway around the world, starting a diary, a favourite teacher's romance with metaphors, the intricacies of family relationships, a high school reunion, the bittersweet taste of first love are all fodder for stories that will be read.

Budge Wilson (Author).

Budge Wilson's short story "The Leaving" follows Elizabeth, a young woman with low self-esteem who learns to believe in herself. Elizabeth learns to stand up to her husband and stand up for herself, despite living in a time when most women stayed at home and took care of their families. Elizabeth doesn't set out to read Betty Friedan's "The Feminist Mystique," but decides to after finding it in a pile of clothes that the Salvation Army donates to her family

A collection of short stories which capture a variety of experiences and feelings of young women growing up in Nova Scotia.

Select Format: Hardcover. A collection of short stories which capture a variety of experiences and feelings of young women growing up in Nova Scotia. ISBN13: 9780590469333.

just now. The Leaving By Budge Wilson. I think it's impossible for anyone to channel . Montgomery, especially since she gave us Anne with a strong personality that needed to have been shaped by pretty unique events in her past. The author of Before does a good job of showing what those events might have been, but I'm not sure we get the same Anne that we're used to. Anyway, it's an interesting book by itself. Bettie · 4 years ago. 0.

I read "The Metaphor" and felt as if I were wasting my time reading this book, until I woke up the next morning and thought I would puke. trivia -Each story takes place in Nova Scotia, where Budge Wilson lives. Many of the stories take a good night's rest or a few days for the shocking reality of these stories to sink in, while others, like "My Cousin Clarette" will make you gasp in horror moments before the final sentence.

A collection of nine stories features tales of a fifteen-year-old who learns the truth about her father, a twelve-year-old who accompanies her mother on an weekend away from an oppressive family, and others.
Reviews about The Leaving (4):
Welen
The Leaving and Other Stories by Budge Wilson is a collection of nine stories set in Nova Scotia about girls who are being pushed into the adult world. They face challenges like peer pressure and problems with friends and family.

One of my favorite stories is "The Metaphor." It is about a seventh-grader named Charlotte and her literature and creative writing teacher, Miss Hancock. Miss Hancock is very enthusiastic about her job, and wears lots of makeup and flashy clothes. While her students love her, most adults consider her "brassy" and think she's too overenthusiastic. One day in class, Miss Hancock introduces her students to the metaphor. She gives the class an assignment to write metaphors about people and things they know, and Charlotte writes a long, intricate metaphor about how her mother is a flawless concrete building filled with machines. On the bottom few floors, Charlotte writes, people track mud all over the building and "mar its perfection." Miss Hancock is thrilled by the long metaphor (although a little disturbed by its meaning) and encourages Charlotte to write more. Charlotte starts writing metaphors in the bathtub at night.

Then the story flashes forward a few years and Charlotte is starting her first day of high school. She's thrilled to find that her literature teacher is-Miss Hancock1 However, the other students think Miss Hancock's a joke and ridicule her every day, until she comes to school every day as a beaten-up wreck. Charlotte thinks she could stop this, but peer pressure convinces her not to. Then one day, Miss Hancock is killed by a bus. Charlotte is horrified and thinks that it's all her fault. At the end of the story, Charlottte is sadly writing a metaphor about Miss Hancock.

Many of the stories are like that. All of them have preteen and teenage girls as the protagonists, and many of them have the girls facing some kind of loss, be it of a teacher, parent, or friend. I would recommend this book to any girl who has ever faced problems with friends or family.
FireWater
If you are looking for a book of short stories that will keep your sixth to eighth grade students and readers debating about what the characters' true motives are all about, this is a perfect book of short stories with fiesty female protagonists. I have taught The Leaving for six years and I am still haunted by the characters, especially Lysandra and Elaine. Because Wilson uses first person "unreliable" narrators, she forces the readers to wonder about what the other characters are thinking. We never know why the brilliant Miss Hancock left seventh grade to teach tenth grade, consequently losing control of her class. The title story is a perfect excuse to tell students about Betty Friedan and life for women before The Feminine Mystique. What happened between the mother and Manuel Jenkins that caused her to cry alone at her dresser after he left and changed her family forever? I first read The Leaving with a faculty book discussion group and have been giving friends copies ever since.Each story is a gem.
Fordg
I liked this book because it was written very well. The writer wasn't afraid to say things bluntly and to be honest about things. I also liked how the stories told about life and what things happen during these young girls growth into adulthood in Canada
Ohatollia
The stories in the leaving will really help you in life, most of them will make you laught. It is a great book and worth the money.

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