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Suitable Precautions

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When a woman discovers a fortune in the attic, she begins a pilgrimage that takes her to the knife-edge between blessing and curse. Two fatherless children think Mr. Crisander is nothing more than the creepy next-door neighbor--until they nearly kill his pot-bellied pig and learn the secrets of his past. A young girl talks about grade six, stealing cigarettes, and her sist...more
ebook, 180 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Biblioasis (first published January 1st 2011)
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Lisa
One and a half stories into this collection, and I think I may have a new favourite author.
Jan
I liked several of the stories in this book, especially the first and the last one, but found the collection as a whole to be a bit uneven. Some of the stories seemed almost voyeuristic, offering fleeting glimpses of various forms of human depravity and misery that left me feeling a bit bleak. Not that that's a bad thing. Boudreau is a good writer and the comparison to Lorrie Moore is apt, but Moore's stories also have a warmth and humour to them that I missed here.
Summer Oliver
I'm not really sure what i expected from this book. I read almost all of it, but only because I kept hoping the next short story in the book would be brilliant. Yes, there are a few clever tales that leave you going hmmmmmm, but other than that I wouldn't brag about the book. Im sure it will be soon forgotten, along with it's quirky strange stories. At no point in reading this did i get hooked. In fact im not even sure why i read as much of it as i did.
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Laura Boudreau is a Canadian writer living in London, England.

Suitable Precautions, her first collection of short stories, was voted one of the top 5 “Best Books of 2011” by readers of the National Post. Her characters have been called “out of the ordinary, but thoroughly authentic and convincing,” and her flair for combining dark humour and poignant insight has earned her comparisons to Lorrie Mo...more
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