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Alice Munro at Her Best
on November 16, 2013
I am not a particular fan of the short story but was pleasantly surprised how much I liked "Open Secrets" by Alice Monroe. Her writing is exceptional and kept me turning the page hour after hour.
There is an understanding of her characters and a sense of deep peace--not conventional happy endings but knowledge of human nature which all great writers possess.
Her stories are set for the most part in rural Ontario. People court, have babies, wed, divorce, run away, and generally live thier lives in a deceptively ordinary manner.
There is nothing ordinary, however, about Alice Munro's writing.