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7 Ways to Sunday
7 Ways to Sunday

7 Ways to Sunday


208 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: April 2014

ISBN 9781926531854

Rights: WOR X CA

Great Plains Publications (Apr 2014)
Enfield & Wizenty

Price: $16.95


Lee Kvern's much-anticipated new collection contains stories which revolve around humanity in all its flawed glory: an artist's girlfriend dies by mistake; a mother holds surveillance on her son's foray into drugs; a sibling's jealousy toward her sickly brother; a father's death; a mother's fear for her unbridled, grade-two son; a woman with a hijab in the modern world of Save-on groceries. An arborist, his wife and a Shar-Pei are in need of an attitude adjustment; a dying senior looks back over her life, her children, her lost love; RCMP and prostitutes come for tea on a Wednesday afternoon.


"Lee Kvern is one of those generous writers who leaves her heart and intelligence on every page. And what a big heart it is. What a marvellously vibrant, wholly original inelligence." — Barbara Gowdy

"I loved this book, hooked by the first story" — Pickle Me This

"Comparable, in their psychological nuance and intricacy, to the work of Alice Munro and Anton Chekhov...7 Ways to Sunday is a work of remarkable compassion and grace." — Alberta Views

"Lee Kvern's recent short story collection, 7 Ways to Sunday, succeeds in bringing its readers a rich world of descriptive prose and a depth of reflection rarely found in the high realist tradition of the Canadian short story collection … the reader can trust Kvern to excite both their imagination and sense of home." — FreeFall Magazine

"What sets this collection apart is its emotional intensity and rawness, conveyed by prose that is at once lively and laden with rich descriptions." — The Winnipeg Review

Author Biography

Lee Kvern is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. After all was selected for 2013 Canada Reads (Regional) and also nominated for Alberta Book Awards. The Matter of Sylvie was nominated for Alberta Book Awards and the Relit Award. Her short stories are also well celebrated: national winner of the CBC literary award, winner: Western Magazine Awards, Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize, Howard O'Hagan Award. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, published in Event, Descant, Air Canada enRoute, and subTerrain. On-line:,,, and She lives outside Calgary, Alberta.