"One day we were driving around in the country not too far from where we live, and we found a road we hadn't known about." Random House, 2012 He is eighty-three and she is seventy-one: there has been some discussion of death. (There has been some discussion of
For all that the rest of the stories in this collection have unpredictable endings, "In the Sight of the Lake" leads readers to a recognizable, even expected, conclusion. Random House, 2012 "A woman goes to her doctor to have a prescription renewed. But the doctor is not there.
A common suggestion in recent books of prompts and story ideas for writers is to spend time in an airport; in 1968, when Alice Munro's first story collection was published, the suggestion would have been to hang out in a train station. Random House, 2012 Trains make arrivals
Immediately I like Corrie. When Howard Ritchie comes to dinner, he has some reservations about her. But I liked her. Random House, 2012 "She seemed both bold and childish. At first, a man might be intrigued by her, but then her forwardness, her self-satisfaction, if that was what
Whether the tale is one of mere survival or something greater, a life in Alice Munro's hands can unfurl in a book-length collection (as does Del's life in Lives of Girls and Women and as does Rose's life in Who Do You Think You Are?) or in a handful of