“Dolly” Alice Munro


"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

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“In Sight of the Lake” Alice Munro


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.

“In Sight of the Lake” Alice Munro2014-03-20T19:55:49-05:00

“Train” Alice Munro


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

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“Corrie” Alice Munro


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

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“Pride” Alice Munro


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

“Pride” Alice Munro2014-03-20T19:56:27-05:00
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