Paradise Café and Other Stories was chosen as winner of the 1989 Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award, and winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Choice Award in 1991. It was also nominated for the Governor General's Award.
Paradise Café and Other Stories is a landmark in short fiction for young adults. With humour and insight Brooks approaches the problems and concerns of teenagers in a variety of settings and time periods. Without sentimentality she portrays love and romance, dreams of achievement, and the cold war between the generations, as experienced by both boys and girls.
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