No Common Thread

No Common Thread



By Norma West Linder


ISBN: 978-1-897475-91-1

Trade Paperback: 205 pages

Publication Date: February 1, 2016

Suggested Retail (Paperback): $18.95




NoCommonThreadNoCommonThreadMedOver the past four decades, the short stories of Norma West Linder have appeared in leading magazines, such as Chatelaine and Horizon, at home and internationally. Her fiction has been anthologized numerous times. In No Common Thread, Ms. Linder has selected 33 of her personal favourites from well over 100 published pieces. While a couple of these stories are set in southeast Asia, many are based not far from Lake Huron, the environment in which she grew up during the Great Depression. They depict people living their fragile lives against a backdrop of human passions and failures. Throughout these stories, men and women struggle to understand the mystery inherent in human relationships: parent and child, husband and wife, friends and lovers. Readers who have enjoyed her novels will certainly like these luminous stories.


“The accomplishments of this talented author are many, and the high standard which she has maintained throughout her writing career is a credit to contemporary Canadian literature.”

The Observer,

Sarnia, Ontario




Norma West Linder

Norma West Linder

Norma West Linder is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada, PEN, The Ontario Poetry Society, The Canadian Federation of Poets, WIT (Writers in Transition) and Past President of the Sarnia Branch of the Canadian Authors Assoc. Linder is the author of 5 novels, 13 collections of poetry, and much more.