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Mending Fences

Written by
Esther Paul

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163 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888874450
$19.95 CA

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About the Book Mending Fences is a collection of short fictional stories, four of them award-winning, about relationships between ordinary people. Our lives are often filled with regrets over the past – harm we have done to others or missed opportunities to do the right thing. Many of these tales reflect a sense of retribution or reparation – making things right: a middle-aged gay son suddenly appears at his mother´s door after many years of estrangement; a woman dying of cancer seeks to reconcile with a once-favourite aunt; a recently widowed woman discovers a precious gem in a packing case, causing her to recall her pain at the loss of her first love.

But life also brings us lighter moments of fun and enjoyment, and other stories are in a less serious vein: an elegant elderly couple enjoy dancing at a supper club; an ad in the Companions Wanted column has comic results; and two twenty-somethings seek their Mr. Right.

Thus, Mending Fences weaves together serious and lighter experiences in an imitation of life.

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About the Author Esther Paul
Esther Paul (1932- ), born and raised in a small railroad town in Manitoba, now lives in Kanata, Ontario. She has been a Registered Nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, widow, artist, entrepreneur, and community activist. After receiving a Master's Degree in Pastoral Counselling, she worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor until retiring in 1998. Then she began to write fiction, poetry, and newspaper columns. "A Railway Kid," published by Borealis Press, is her memoir of her early years.

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