Bluebeard's Egg by Margaret Atwood

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General FictionLarge Print Edition* A New York Times Bestselling AuthorIn Atwoods second short story collection she covers a dramatic range, from the desolate to the hilarious. The stories concern themselves with relationships of various sorts. Among them are the bonds between a political activist and his kidnapped cat, a woman and her dead psychiatrist, a potter and a group of poets who live with her, and an artist and the men who are her models. By turns humorous and warm, stark and frightening, Bluebeards Egg explores the world in which we live and the one we create.

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Born November 18, 1939, in Ottawa, Canada, Margaret Atwood spent her early years in the northern Quebec wilderness. Settling in Toronto in 1946, she continued to spend summers in the northern woods. This experience provided much of the thematic material for her verse. She began her writing career as a poet, short story writer, cartoonist, and reviewer for her high school paper. She received a B.A. from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1961 and an M.A. from Radcliff College in 1962. Atwood's first book of verse, Double Persephone, was published in 1961 and was awarded the E. J. Pratt Medal. She has published numerous books of poetry, novels, story collections, critical work, juvenile work, and radio and teleplays. Her works include The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970), Power Politics (1971), Cat's Eye (1986), The Robber Bride (1993), Morning in the Buried House (1995), and Alias Grace (1996). Many of her works focus on women's issues. She has won numerous awards for her poetry and fiction including the Prince of Asturias award for Literature, the Booker Prize, the Governor General's Award in 1966 for The Circle Game and in 1986 for The Handmaid's Tale, which also won the very first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987.
Published January 1, 1984 by Seal. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction

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Conversations in our family were not about feelings,'' recalls the teenage narrator of ``Hurricane Hazel''about her breakup with a boyfriend who ``meant what is usually called absolutely nothing to

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