Overview

The pages of this anthology are filled with personal essays and poems of thoughtful musings, raw memories, and humorous self-examinations by authors and poets who have been labelled by the world—teachers, parents, and peers—as shy. Here, they proudly own up to their shyness, and their message is clear: they don’t need to be “cured”! Why should they, when nearly half of North Americans consider themselves shy? Editors Naomi K. Lewis and Rona Altrows have enlisted writers from across the continent and have created ...
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Shy: An Anthology

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Overview

The pages of this anthology are filled with personal essays and poems of thoughtful musings, raw memories, and humorous self-examinations by authors and poets who have been labelled by the world—teachers, parents, and peers—as shy. Here, they proudly own up to their shyness, and their message is clear: they don’t need to be “cured”! Why should they, when nearly half of North Americans consider themselves shy? Editors Naomi K. Lewis and Rona Altrows have enlisted writers from across the continent and have created a moving anthology that will appeal to all, either because we are shy or because we know someone who is.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780888647436
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Naomi K. Lewis is the author of three books. Her first novel, Cricket in a Fist, was published in 2008, and she was co-writer of Spencer Beach’s bestselling 2010 memoir, In Case of Fire. Her story collection, I Know Who You Remind Me Of, won Enfield & Wizenty’s 2012 Colophon Prize for Fiction. She lives in Calgary.

Rona Altrows writes fiction, essays, and plays. Her work has been published in numerous Canadian magazines, including Other Voices, Prairie Fire, and The Malahat Review. Her first short story collection, A Run On Hose, won the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction. Her second collection, Key in Lock, was published in 2010. She lives in Calgary.

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