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Simple Recipes

(2001)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the City of Vancouver Book Award, and a Regional Finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book

Longing, familiarity, and hope suffuse these stories as they mine the charged territory of relationships - subtly weaving in conflicts between generations and cultures. Madeleine Thien's characters in some way want to make amends, to understand the events that have shaped their lives. A young woman searches back in time for the pivotal moment when her family lost faith in itself. Two sisters keep a vigil outside their former house, hoping their long-absent mother will appear one last time. A wife helps her husband grieve for the woman he has loved since childhood. A daughter remembers the simple ritual she once shared with her father and the moment when her unconditional love for him was called into question.

Compassionate and revealing, delicate and wise, these stories chart the uneven progress of love and lay bare the heartbreaking truths at the core of our closest bonds.


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Hardback Editions

June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Simple Recipes: Stories
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-316-83316-9 / 978-0-316-83316-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Simple Recipes
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-345-81121-6 / 978-0-345-81121-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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June 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Simple Recipes: Stories
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-316-16869-6 / 978-0-316-16869-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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May 2002 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Simple Recipes
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-7710-8512-5 / 978-0-7710-8512-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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April 2001 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Simple Recipes
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
ISBN: 0-7710-8511-7 / 978-0-7710-8511-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Simple Recipes
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Simple Recipes
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Simple Recipes
Author(s): Madeleine Thien
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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