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House of Heroes and Other Stories, by Mary La Chapelle

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A collection of short stories populated with heroes great and small, outsiders and inmates, disfigured, disenchanted, and quietly triumphant.


From Publishers Weekly

In this first collection, the perspective is largely shaped by locale--the Great Lakes region. PW praised the "power and subtle craftsmanship" of 10 tales that disclose the small victories of outsiders. 
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Ten short stories examine the courage and loneliness of misfits in a society that demands conformity. In "Faith," an emotionally troubled girl attaches herself to a vulnerable psychologist. In "Superstitions," a small child takes on responsibility for her younger, epileptic brother. "Understanding" makes us look at an very old woman through the eyes of her ancient poodle. Other characters include a giant woman in a small town, residents of a shelter for disturbed adolescents, a pair of recovering alcoholics. La Chapelle writes with humor, and her compassion is contagious. This first collection is recommended for public libraries.Maurice Taylor, Brunswick Cty. Lib., Southport, N.C.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc


Mary La Chapelle (born April 28, 1955 Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American short story writer.