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The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo & Rose Paperback – December 1, 2005
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Take an Alice Munro collection to bed with you, read one story a night and you will have a cozy bed fellow for quite some time .
Unfortunately, after the next story, which is, at worst, very good, the rest take on a very samey air. Rose loses the defiance and individuality that endeared her to me so much in The Beggar Maid. For several stories Rose is just sitting around, waiting on a man. There are still strong observation tucked into these stories, but Rose seems almost disconnected from the action--it's just happening to her, and unfortunately, what's happening to her is basically the same thing over and over. Things pick up a bit when she goes back home to Flo, but the Rose who had come into such sharp focus in The Beggar Maid remains a fairly indistinct figure until the book's end. Bummer.