Spanning the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first, this masterful collection of linked stories follows the life of Amy, through tales stretching back to her youth in 1950s Ottawa, her experiences as a young wife and mother in a small Ontario town, and her later years back in the city. Through a collage of unique voices and points of view - including a dog that introduces us to the neighborhood where Amy lived as a child — The View from the Lane examines the authenticity of memory and the brimming life in the everyday.
Deborah-Anne Tunney has been writing since she was a child, through the years of school, working as a communication officer and in other positions at the National Research Council. Her work has appeared in Narrative (one of these stories translated to Arabic), Missouri Review, Fiddlehead, Descant, among other publications. She lives with her husband, André, and cats in Ottawa.
"The View from the Lane is the product of a unique creative vision"- Isabel Huggan, author of The Elizabeth Stories