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A Bird in the House

(1970)
Stories
(A book in the Manawka series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A Bird in the House is a series of eight interconnected short stories narrated by Vanessa MacLeod as she matures from a child at age ten into a young woman at age twenty. Wise for her years, Vanessa reveals much about the adult world in which she lives.

"Vanessa rebels against the dominance of age; she watches [her grandfather] imitate her aunt Edna; and her rage at times is such that she would gladly kick him. It takes great skill to keep this story within the expanding horizon of this young girl and yet make it so revealing of the adult world."--Atlantic

"A Bird in the House achieves the breadth of scope which we usually associate with the novel (and thereby is as psychologically valid as a good novel), and at the same time uses the techniques of the short story form to reveal the different aspects of the young Vanessa." --Kent Thompson, The Fiddlehead

"I am haunted by the women in Laurence's novels as if they really were alive--and not as women I've known, but as women I've been."--Joan Larkin, Ms. Magazine

"Not since . . . To Kill a Mockingbird has there been a novel like this. It should not be missed by anyone who has a child or was a child."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of Canada's most accomplished writers, Margaret Laurence (1926-87) was the recipient of many awards including Canada's prestigious Governor General's Literary Award on two separate occasions, once for The Diviners.



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Used availability for Margaret Laurence's A Bird in the House

Hardback Editions

May 1993 : USA Library Binding

Title: Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-613-99760-3 / 978-0-613-99760-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-333-11004-8 / 978-0-333-11004-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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February 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Bird in the House: Stories.
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-394-41696-1 / 978-0-394-41696-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Bird in the House: Penguin Modern Classics Edition
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7352-5282-3 / 978-0-7352-5282-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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March 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 1-907429-74-3 / 978-1-907429-74-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Capuchin Classics
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January 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4626-X / 978-0-7710-4626-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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June 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Bird in the House: Stories (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-226-46934-4 / 978-0-226-46934-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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January 1989 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence, Isabel Huggan
ISBN: 0-7710-9985-1 / 978-0-7710-9985-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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February 1985 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Bird On The House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7704-2241-1 / 978-0-7704-2069-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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February 1985 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Bird In The House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7704-2069-9 / 978-0-7704-2069-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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1981 : Canada Mass Market Paperback

Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): MARGARET LAURENCE
ISBN: 0-7704-1834-1 / 978-0-7704-1834-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Bantam .
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1978 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7704-1535-0 / 978-0-7704-1535-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Bantam Seal
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January 1974 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-9196-6 / 978-0-7710-9196-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Bird in the House
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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January 1900 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Bird in the House: Stories (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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