Press Release for All Things Considered

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED:  A work of fiction


Patricia A. Stone

234 pgs. $19.95

ISBN:  978-1-897475-04-1

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In All Things Considered, we observe Margaret Lovell at crucial stages in her life, beginning at 10 when she ponders Einstein’s question, “Is the universe a friendly place?” and imagines that Marilyn Monroe is her real mother.  We observe her as a teen when she develops a rebellious, risk-taking nature and we follow her steps during the drug and feminist days of her university experience in the 70s; love affairs; and a forbidden infatuation for a 23 yr. old student while she is in her late 30s.  Finally, events converge to bring Margaret long-awaited contentment in her retirement years.

"Her work has that rare kind of epiphany, that "yes!" to the moment in which she captures the nuance, the emotion, and the exact dust-mote in the light of her extraordinary skill."
Jan Geddes, Former Publisher, Cormorant Books

“This vibrant collection is penetrating in its portrayal of the growth of a young woman whose emotional rawness and angularity put one in mind of a Picasso painting. Elegantly told, the stories are both intimate and reflective. A compelling read.” 
Julie Johnston, Two-Time Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Young Adult Fiction

"Patricia Stone is deft at detailing fears and awkward moments and minor storms, the very stuff and voltage of life.  This is a world of cunning stunts, with writing that is inquisitive, incisive and entertaining."
Mark Jarman, Fiction Editor, The Fiddlehead. 

"Patricia Stone is one of Canada's finest short story writers."
Kenneth J. Harvey, Award-winning short-story writer, novelist, poet

Patricia A. Stone’s first collection of stories, Close Calls, (Cormorant Books) appeared in 1991 and her second collection, Through Any Window, (NuAge Editions) in 1996. She has published over 20 stories in literary journals such as The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Descant, Room of One’s Own and Event for many years.  She was born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, and has lived in Toronto, London ON, Vancouver, Montreal, and currently Peterborough.  She holds an M.A. in English Literature (UWO) and an M.A. in Creative Writing (Concordia), and, for 30 years taught Creative Writing, Canadian Literature and Communications at a community college.

For further information, please contact Hidden Brook Press

Hidden Brook Press  Richard Grove  - Publisher
109 Bayshore Road, RR#4, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0    613-475-2368

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