“Lying Under the Apple Tree” Alice Munro


Whether and how a girl rode a bicycle mattered a great deal in the 1950s in southwestern Ontario, for the young Alice Munro. 2006; Vintage, 2007 "We lived just beyond the town limits, so if I showed up riding a bicycle—and particularly this bicycle—it would put me in

“Lying Under the Apple Tree” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:26:36-05:00

“Fathers” Alice Munro


For readers familiar with Alice Munro's most recent collection, Dear Life, the title of this story will immediately recall "Night", which she described as being "not quite" a story about her relationship with her father. Vintage, 2006 "Night" is part of a group of four tales, which she feels are

“Fathers” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:25:29-05:00

“Working for a Living” Alice Munro


Many of the themes which resurface in Alice Munro's fiction play an important role in "Working for a Living". 2006; Vintage, 2008 One of the first which strikes readers is the question of town versus country, which plays such a predominant role in both Lives of Girls and

“Working for a Living” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:24:22-05:00

“The Wilds of Morris Township” Alice Munro


This Alice Munro story might serve as a sixteen-page synposis for why some high-school students came to hate the idea of reading Canadian authors. McClelland & Stewart, 2006 If you weren't raised on Laura Ingalls Wilder's books? If you weren't an obsessive listener to weekly episodes of Winter Without Salt read aloud

“The Wilds of Morris Township” Alice Munro2020-10-01T12:47:59-05:00

“Illinois” Alice Munro


The Laidlaws have left the Ettrick Valley in Scotland behind, that parish with "no advantages", but the family members also have left behind "long, outspoken, sometimes outrageous letters, and detailed recollections" which have inspired Alice Munro to narrate the experiences of her ancestors. McClelland & Stewart, 2006 But

“Illinois” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:27:03-05:00
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