Loosely connected short stories mine both the history of a small Canadian town and the complex personal histories of Munro's protagonists.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
For her newest gathering, Canadian novelist/short story writer Munro (Friends of My Youth, LJ 3/15/90) has collected another eight stories of women's lives. Most of the stories are set in and around the town of Carstairs, Alberta, where the Doud family is the biggest employer. Munro is a master at developing the details that bring her characters to life: In "Carried Away," librarian Louisa responds to the increasingly intimate correspondence of a World War II soldier, who fails to contact her when he returns home. In "A Wilderness Station," set in the 1850s when Carstairs is an outpost, orphaned Annie McKillop sets out for an uncertain future as the mail-order bride of a homesteader. These luminous, full-bodied stories will be widely enjoyed.
Ann H. Fisher, Radford P.L., Va.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful book! I was sorry when I finished it. Beautifully writtenPublished 1 month ago by Mary Jo Marzec
The stories aren't as profound as some of her others. I am often at the lost when she ended the story she ended.Published 6 months ago by Alinna W. Lee
You can't miss with Alice Munro. She drops you into a story so quickly…they are all like novels.Published 10 months ago by World Traveler
I just finished reading Carried Away. Incredible. Incredible. I read it twice and have been obsessed. This story to date has been my favorite Munro story. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Susan K. D.
Alice Munro takes the every day and adds the frisson to make it memorable. Always a sentence or twist that keeps you marveling at her insight and talent. She can do no wrong. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pat's Picks
Alice Munro is one of a kind writer, awesome short story writer. This book lived up to my expectations for herPublished 16 months ago by Judy Willis