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Name  Shirley Faessler

Role  Writer
Shirley Faessler A Basket of Apples Stories by Shirley Faessler Shirley Faessler
Books  A Basket of Apples: Stories, Everything in the Window: A Novel, A Basket of Apples and Other Stories [braille]

Shirley Faessler (1921–1997) was a Canadian writer.

Shirley Faessler A Basket of Apples Stories by Shirley Faessler by Shirley Faessler

The daughter of Romanian immigrants, she was born in Toronto and grew up in the Kensington Market area. From 1939 to 1948, Faessler was a feature writer for the London Daily Herald; from 1948 to 1960, she worked as a bookkeeper before turning to writing full-time. She contributed short stories to the Atlantic Monthly, the Tamarack Review and the Saturday Night Review. In 1979, Faessler published the novel Everything in the Window. In 1988, she published a collection of short stories A Basket of Apples and Other Stories. Two of her stories, "A Basket of Apples" and "Lucy & Minnie", were included in the anthology The Best American Short Stories.

Faessler's stories featured Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from the period before World War I.

References

Shirley Faessler Wikipedia


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