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Gabrielle Roy (2007 biography) by André Vanasse , Translated by Darcy Dunton

L-458-1

In 1945, Gabrielle Roy skyrocketed to fame and fortune when her first novel, The Tin Flute, became an instant hit. Over 700,000 copies sold in the United States, and the book was awarded the prestigious Prix Fémina in France. In Canada, the praise for her work was unanimous in both French and English. In 1947, the book received the Governor General’s Award. But Gabrielle Roy paid a high price for those heady days of glory: she spent thirty-two difficult years before she achieved another literary success. Through family and marital problems she clung to her vocation as a writer.

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A Passion for Writing

English, translated from French

Non-Fiction

biography

2007

978-1894852258

XYZ Publishing

Montreal

2007

192

softcover