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The Girl from Cardigan: Sixteen Stories
A new collection of stories by the poet, Leslie Norris. Beautifully written, they record the turning points in life, the moments which give understanding or point to a new way forward. Rich in detail, the stories are closely observed pieces of lives we recognize.
Paperback, 164 pages
Published August 25th 1989 by G.M. Smith
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No one has a way with words quite like Norris. Reading Norris is like experiencing a fine painting. His stories are lavishly detailed, colourful, and capable of drawing the reader into his world. His humour is gentle and subtle, reminding us that these stories are parts of real lives. The short story as a medium seems to have been perfected by Norris. Each story whisks us to a particular time and place in a Wales that seems so far away in both time and space, yet which has not changed all that m ...more
Apr 20, 2008 Janisu-chan rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
What a great collection of short stories. Leslie Norris was a professor at BYU when I attended there and published these stories during that time. He was originally from Wales and told stories from there and about pioneers who moved from there to Utah. Well written stories with each chapter a different story.
Mar 02, 2009 Steven Kent rated it 5 of 5 stars
Leslie Norris was one of the finest writers of his time. Read stories like Shaving, and you quickly realize the depth of his mastery. Only a very few craftsmen like Leslie Norris arise every century.