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The characters in A Crack in the Wall share a strong sense of home, whether it is a lifelong sanctuary, or a shell as fragile as the person who inhabits it. A young kleptomaniac ventures outside the shaky walls of her self-imposed confinement. A middle-aged woman pragmatically disposes of a houseful of pets in Calgary before returning to the Maritimes to embark on the next ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Oolichan Books
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Wendy
Nov 08, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it
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"A Crack in the Wall" by Betty Jane Hegerat which I won from Goodreads Giveaways is a collage of short stories exposing the fragility of peoples' lives, as unseen events crack the foundation of their lives. The insights in these narratives range from; fighting parents unconcern for their child until he's found missing, an elderly woman in a nursing home who discovers she's sharing a room with a former adversary, a divorcee forced to face decisions that will undermine her comfort zone, and a woma ...more
Debbie Bateman
Nov 15, 2011 Debbie Bateman rated it it was amazing
I was deeply moved by these stories. Betty Jane Hegerat captures the fragile moments of human connection and shows how the actions of strangers can have a profound impact on the course of our lives. From the woman who sees a child being ignored by his warring parents to the senior women sharing a room in an extended care facility, these stories draw us inside the thoughts and feelings of people we are likely to recognize from our own lives.
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Sep 13, 2013 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Finished this book in a few days of reading a few short stories each night. I won this book and happy I did because it will definiately have a treasured spot on my book shelf. Loved that it is written by a Canadian author and that I can relate to some of the places in the stories. I give this book a thumbs up, very interesting and inspiring stories.
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Mmmmm...this collection is really really good. I just finished it, and even though most of these stories are about death (I'm having a hard time remembering one that wasn't), and although I was moved to tears by the story about the leftovers, I found this book very uplifting.
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Betty Jane Hegerat is the author of two novels, a collection of short stories, and her most recent book, The Boy (Oolichan 2011) which is a fusion of fiction, non-fiction, memoir and metafiction. She lives in Calgary, and teaches creative writing as well mentoring in various ways. Delivery (Oolichan, 2009) was a finalist for the George Bugnet fiction prize in the Alberta Book Awards. Juror's comme ...more
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