Bonnie Burnard's collection of stories was shortlisted for the 1994 Giller Prize.

Bonnie Burnard

Pulling us beneath the surface of convention into uncharted and often unpredictable emotional territory, Bonnie Burnard makes the unremarkable seem remarkable and the unspoken seem significant. These are stories of the frailty of love, the tension of family life and the uncertain moments in a young woman's life. Wry and intelligent, humane and touching, Bonnie Burnard's stories seduce and then surprise us with a sense of the familiar finally understood and of passion recognized. (From Phyllis Bruce Books)