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A Large Harmonium

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Janey knows she should be trying to put her academic career on the map, but how? She'll more readily poke fun at than engage in yet another overly dry and theoretical conference. And her husband and their friends simply encourage her off the serious academic path, providing anarchic ideas from Foucault-in-snowsuits to erotic poetry addressed to the harmonium collecting dus ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Coteau Books (first published August 1st 2011)
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Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sorensen's A Large Harmonium is a lovely book and a quick read. Sorensen's humour and witty outlook on life shine through with each page and her account of married life is spot-on. I really enjoyed reading a book about a female english professor whose stream-of-consciousness narrative always kept me interested. Janey is a refreshing heroine and a character you will come to love. I definitely recommend this book.
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Witty, tender, funny, sad, and full of depth, this book is about a woman approaching midlife and all the questions and feelings that arise. I adored it.
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Jan 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Janey and Hector are professors, married with a three year old son Max. Janey's musings about balancing careers, romance, sanity and a child are refreshing.

Hector relives his single life when his bachelor friend Jam visits town and Janey questions whether her husband is having an affair. Janey is overwhelmed when summer vacation arrives but feels like she needs to keep busy and productive by writing a book or conference paper in order to progress in her career and also by over extending herself
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Well written, beautiful language, a flowing story with fascinating characters. All this and Winnipeg too. This was really enjoyable.
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Born in Saskatchewan, Sue Sorensen was educated at the University of Regina and the University of British Columbia.

Her doctoral dissertation was on British novelist A.S. Byatt. She is the editor of West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature (2008), as well as the author of articles on authors such as Henry James, Ian McEwan, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Winnipeg rocker John K. Samson. Her inter
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