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Season of Apples
by Ann Copeland
Ann Copeland jumps over the convent wall with Season of Apples, a book of stories about ordinary people surprised by their own sudden growth. With their special brand of serious good humour, Copeland's characters gently push readers towards their own self-knowledge. Men and women of all ages star in Season of Apples, and all find themselves at some kind of threshold or on ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Goose Lane Editions
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I picked up this book from a library book sale because the author used to work at my alma mater. My favorites in this collection were "About Billy" and "Another Country." In terms of geography it's an odd collection, the stories taking place in Oregon, Idaho, the Northeast, and Northeastern Canada. You can kind of tell the author used to live in these places. There are also heavy overtones of Catholicism - nearly every story at least mentions it. It's not a bad collection, most of them are prett ...more