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Dinner Along the Amazon

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Here is the powerful, haunting "Lemonade,"where a young boy's world is shattered by his mother's self-destruction, and eleven other stories, including "Dinner along the Amazon,"an unusual journey into the complexities of contemporary relationships.
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published 1996 by Penguin (first published June 28th 1984)
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This is a collection of Findley's short stories. I have never been a fan of short stories. But, I am a fan of Findley's writing and therefore tackled this book.

I think Findley is genius along side of being a bit of a weirdo. His books have a touch of the bizzare. It's uncanny how he writes with such accuracy, being able to relay such strong feelings in his characters without being too wordy. I really liked the first 2 stories in this book, "Lemonade" and "War." The rest of them, kind of went ov...more
Kristine Morris
Timothy Findley is so good, but I am not a big fan of short stories. They leave too much to the imagination so that you've either read a story that wasn't actually written or you didn't read the story that was! I did love "The People on the Shore". The last paragraph - the way he entwines the young character of Tiffy with the prescient dream of Mrs Lewis and her actual death fifteen years later - it's brilliantly done.
Lemonade - 4
War - 3
Effie - 4
Sometime - Later - Not Now - 4
What Mrs. Felton Knew - 4
The People on the Shore - 4
Hello Cheeverland, Goodbye - 3
Losers, Finders, Strangers at the Door - 5
The Book of Pins - 4
Daybreak at Pisa - 4
Out of the Silence - 5
Dinner Along the Amazon - 3
Tara McClinchey
Findlay is always interesting and a brilliant writer, but some of these short stories couldn't keep my attention. The ones I loved were Lemonade and War, because I could really sympathise with the main characters. I also liked the strangeness of Hello Cheeverland, Goodbye.
I am not a short story type of person either, but I like Timothy Findley. The first two stories, Lemonade and War were the best in the book."Lemonade" reminded me of "To Kill a Mockingbird". Findley continues the theme in "War" in a later book called "You Went Away".
Short story collection - some were amazing, some I just couldn't get into (and a little depressing, even for Canadian fiction).
Good but not my favourite Findley book. Short stories are a hard sell for me.
i love short stories. this ones great
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Timothy Irving Frederick Findley was a Canadian novelist and playwright. He was also informally known by the nickname Tiff or Tiffy, an acronym of his initials.
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