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Against the Odds: Tales of Achievement Mass Market Paperback – May 1 1994

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (May 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771061935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771061936
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.9 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 127 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #338,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Montgomery wins our hearts again. This compilation of stories is a beautifully written work of escapism and fair play in a world of turmoil and inequality.”
St. John’s Evening Telegram

“A handsome volume…readers gain a remarkable look at the talents of Lucy Maud Montgomery.”
Ottawa Citizen

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hread among the 18 stories in Against the Odds is the way people can resourcefully overcome obstacles to realize their ambitions and dreams. The “odds” are varied in these skillfully written tales. An obstacle to one’s success or happiness may lie in one’s own character or the prejudice of someone else. A potential employer may cast a suspicious eye on an individual’s background. A guardian seems reluctant to sponsor any further education for his charge. Other characters here are looking as much for increased self-respect as financial reward or better training.

Set in locales as varied as Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island, the stories of Against the Odds are peopled with orphans, teachers, actors, struggling single-parent families, intransigent relatives. It’s a world, though distant from our own, where Montgomery’s characters have problems similar to ours, and their methods of solving them are not very diff

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4.0 out of 5 starsgood short stories
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5.0 out of 5 starsUneven, but has some of the best of Maud's short stories
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4.0 out of 5 starsCharacters and tales to cheer for.
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