The Lane that had no Turning, and Other Tales concerning the People of Pontiac


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This is a collection of short stories by Gilbert Parker. Parker was a Canadian writer who wrote a number of bestsellers that had a lasting influence on Canadian literature, but whose importance for his time is now largely overlooked. One of the prime examples of his art is the short story collection The Lane that had no Turning, which is a series of short stories set in the fictional provincial town of Pontiac in Quebec. This collection "contains some of his best work, and is viewed by some as being in the tradition of such Gothic classics as Stoker's Dracula and James's The Turn of the Screw." (Wikipedia). This edition also contains six Parables of a Province, which are very different in style from the rest of the book, but add an interesting additional facet to the collection. - Summary by Carolin (10 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Dedication 5:34 Read by Michele Fry
The Lane that had no Turning, part 1 42:54 Read by Kate Follis
The Lane that had no Turning, part 2 37:12 Read by Kate Follis
The Lane that had no Turning, part 3 55:03 Read by Kate Follis
The Lane that had no Turning, part 4 37:08 Read by Kate Follis
The Absurd Romance of P'tite Louison 13:43 Read by Michele Fry
The Little Bell of Honour 51:58 Read by Kate Follis
A Son of the Wilderness 13:25 Read by Kate Follis
A Worker in Stone 19:39 Read by LizzieHexam
The Tragic Comedy of Annette 7:52 Read by Kate Follis
The Marriage of the Miller 8:15 Read by Kate Follis
Mathurin 15:18 Read by Kate Follis
The Story of the Lime-Burner 12:57 Read by Phil Schempf
The Woodsman's Story of the Great White Chief 8:02 Read by Kate Follis
Uncle Jim 17:33 Read by Brandy Morgan
The House with the Tall Porch 9:02 Read by Kate Follis
Parpon the Dwarf 46:13 Read by Kate Follis
Times were Hard in Pontiac 12:44 Read by Kate Follis
Medallion's Whim 24:20 Read by Michele Fry
The Prisoner 13:22 Read by Kate Follis
An Upset Price 21:05 Read by Kate Follis
A Fragment of Lives 10:09 Read by Kate Follis
The Man that Died at Alma 23:02 Read by MaryAnn
The Baron of Beaugard 29:36 Read by Michele Fry
The Golden Pipes 10:11 Read by Eva Davis
The Guardian of the Fire 11:19 Read by Nemo
By that Place called Peradventure 10:07 Read by Nemo
The Singing of the Bees 6:09 Read by Eva Davis
There was a Little City 32:43 Read by Eva Davis
The Forge in the Valley 18:54 Read by Eva Davis