Lee Kvern's much-anticipated new collection contains stories which revolve around humanity in all its flawed glory: an artist's girlfriend dies by mistake; a mother holds surveillance on her son's foray into drugs; a sibling's jealousy toward her sickly brother; a father's death; a mother's fear for her unbridled, grade-two son; a woman with a hijab in the mordern world of Save-on groceries. An arborist, his wife and a Shar-Pei are in need of an attitude adjustment; a dying senior looksback over her life, her children, her lost love; RCMP and prostitutes come for tea on a Wednesday afternoon.
Lee Kvern is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. Afterall was selected for 2013 Canada Reads (Regional) and also nominated for Alberta Book Awards. The Matter of Sylvie was nominated for Alberta Book Awards and the Relit Award. Her short stories are also well celebrated: national winner of the CBC literary award, winner: Western Magazine Awards, Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize, Howard O'Hagan Award. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, published in Event, Descant, Air Canada enRoute, and subTerrain. On-line: Joyland.ca, Foundpress.com, LittleFiction.com, and www.leekvern.com. She lives outside Calgary, Alberta.
"Lee Kvern is one of those generous writers who leaves her heart and intelligence on every page. And what a big heart it is. What a marvellously vibrant, wholly original inelligence."? Barbara Gowdy
"I loved this book, hooked by the first story"
- Pickle Me This "Comparable, in their psychological nuance and intricacy, to the work of Alice Munro and Anton Chekhov...7 Ways to Sunday is a work of remarkable compassion and grace." - Alberta Views