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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is, of course, no exception. It is a fairly conservative collection of nine stories, none of which move far beyond Munro's favored settings: the tiny towns and burgeoning cities of southern Ontario and British Columbia. There are glimpses of youth here--in the title story, an epistolary prank by two teenage girls leads to a one-sided cross country elopement and, seemingly, a happy marriage, and in "Nettles," disrupted childhood affection fleetingly returns through a chance meeting--but most of these pieces are stories of aging women and men, confronting the twin travails of death and late love. As is always the case with Munro, their plots are too elegantly elaborate to summarize, and their unsentimental power is a given; baroque praise would be futile. Read these stories--it is the only way to really understand the miracles that Munro so regularly performs. --Jack Illingworth --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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She is one of the best practitioners of the short story, ever.
Ordinary experiences yet uber beautiful... Munro brings extraordinary creativity, brilliant writing style and unique feminine outlook to life!
Some of the stories went by so quickly I felt I needed to pace myself to make them last longer --- I liked them that much.
One of the finest collections of short stories I have ever read.Published 5 days ago by Daniel Bellinger
Munro is a marvel. She has such a deep understanding for the nuances of my life that even I don't have. How is that possible? Read morePublished 19 days ago by Sadhana Seelam
It is a glowing collection of short stories, all based on the same theme: different experiences of love and/or the end of love. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Gabriela Castellanos
Classic Alice Munro. Excellent characters and a full understanding of humanity. Hers is a Canadian view of things which for me makes the book more interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David C. Gifford
There are two very good stories in this Alice Munro collection: "Comfort" and "The Bear that Came Over the Mountain" (which has been adapted into a splendid film... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jiang Xueqin
I wasn't paying attention and didn't realize this was a collection of stories. I was a few pages into the second story trying to figure out the characters when I discovered my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah
Her stories are pure emotion. As I read, I felt love, dismay, hope, regret, compassion and everything else. Ordinary experiences yet uber beautiful... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maisa Lopes Gomes de Paiva