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These timeless stories often concern Canadians who look back on years past from middle or old age. According to PW, "It is difficult to do justice to Munro's magical way with characterization or to her unerring control of her own resources; she writes . . . with a trenchant knowledge of life and fiction as conspiring forces of creation."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Munro is an established author, one of the few who have mastered the art of short story writing. This fine collection contains ten stories that are all good to read. Most--but not all--are about the inhabitants of small Canadian towns. The primary characters, mainly women, have diverse relationships with their families and other unusual acquaintances. The plots are sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, but always within the realm of realism. Very seldom does anything occur that seems too ridiculous to actually have happened to somebody one knows. Most readers will find these stories entertaining and often thought-provoking. Recommended for libraries already owning Munro's previous works and also for those that may have missed her in the past. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/89.
- Mary Prokop, CEL Regional Lib., Savannah, Ga.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Alice Munro exquisitely writes stories about interesting and complex characters. Highly recommended.Published 3 months ago by Retired Reader
This is a phenomenal collection of short stories. There are 10 separate stories but many are interconnected. Loved it!!Published 4 months ago by slcsupermom
The title story is especially strange in many ways. I am not sure how the title tied to the story itself, not unlike a lot of her stories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alinna W. Lee
Everything Alice Munro is well worth your time. Very enjoyable and highly relatable.Published 9 months ago by staghead
I just found this terribly boring. I seldom don't finish a book, but this was one.Published 11 months ago by SusieG
I read Alice Munro before she became a Nobel Prize and when she got it, I felt that this ultimate recognition of her talents was very much deserved. Read morePublished 14 months ago by judith manoff