University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: September 2017
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Canadian Literature / Short Stories
Subject(s): FICTION / Short Stories (single author), Canadian Literature / Short Stories, Short stories
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Myrl Coulter. Myrl Coulter is the author of two award-winning books: A Year of Days (UAP) and The House With the Broken Two (Anvil Press). She lives in Edmonton.

[T]he vividness of Coulter’s hard-luck characters and their situations commands attention. For the second half, Coulter changes tracks with two longer stories that experiment with tone, structure, and perspective. “The Smart Sisters” is a rollicking depiction of three struggling sisters.... “Limbo,” narrated by a “reluctant haunter” divided into six captivating tales that recount the decades after his death for those close to him. Gentle, comic, and uplifting, the story’s craft perfectly complements its humanity and skillfully closes this promising collection." [Full review at]

Publishers Weekly

# 1 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, September 24, 2017

ISBNs: 9781772123289 978-1-77212-328-9 Title: the left-handed dinner party and other stories