Published in March 2008, Hidden Brook Press


In All Things Considered we observe Margaret Lovell at crucial stages in her life—beginning at 10 when she imagines that Marilyn Monroe is her real mother; as a teen when she develops a rebellious, risk-taking nature; the drug and feminist days of her university experience in the 70s; fraught love affairs; and an illicit infatuation for a 23 yr. old Moslem student while she is in her mid-30s.  Finally, events converge to bring Margaret long-awaited contentment.


"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



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