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Dear Life

Stories
Munro, Alice (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dear Life


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This collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate that turn a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.
Authors: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Title: Dear life
stories
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2012
Characteristics: 319 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alice Munro
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Contents: To reach Japan
Amundsen
Leaving Maverley
Gravel
Haven
Pride
Corrie
Train
In sight of the lake
Dolly
The eye
Night
Voices
Dear life
Summary: This collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate that turn a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, these stories about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.
ISBN: 9780307596888
0307596885
Branch Call Number: FICTION MUNRO 2012
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Report This Feb 05, 2014
  • mxt144 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't finish the book. I just couldn't connect with any of the characters, and the themes were too repetitive.

Report This Jan 20, 2014
  • mytwin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It was great to read ALICE again just after her Nobel win.She is a breath of fresh south western Ontario air!

October 10, 2013: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro, "master of the contemporary short story"!

Report This Jun 13, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's been a while since I enjoyed a book of short stories as much as I did this one. To read in such picturesque words about events and times in the not so distant past is indeed a treat and Munro has done justice to the times in a remarkable way. Indeed in this collection of short stories, Munro has packed so much detail that I may never read a novel again!

Report This Jun 13, 2013
  • JCLDorianA rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Stories about the moment in time a life is forever altered by a decision, a chance encounter or by a simple twist of fate.

Report This May 27, 2013
  • CandiCan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the 1st book I've read by Alice Munro. She is very skilled at writing short stories. The book left me feeling melancholy but I did enjoy.

Report This May 03, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent collection of short stories from a reliably good writer.

Report This Mar 09, 2013
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I really only read one short story.....didn't have time to continue with the book as it had to go back to library. I kept it on my list to get again to give it another try...I was interested in the short story I read but it just ended abruptly and left me stunned!!! I won't give up though!!

Report This Feb 24, 2013
  • bookwormjeph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This collection of short stories is of the usual high standard of Alice Munroe's writings and if you are not familiar with her writings it would be a very intriguing starting point. These short stories are original, intelligent and some are quirky enough with the odd twist and turn that I didn't see coming.

Report This Jan 30, 2013
  • niceauntie rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

So many other people seemed to enjoy this book of short stories, but I found the book rather dull. I did not like many of the characters and was completely unmoved by the stories.

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“The thing is to be happy,' he said. 'No matter what. Just try that. You can. It gets to be easier and easier. It's nothing to do with circumstances. You wouldn't believe how good it is. Accept everything and then tragedy disappears. Or tragedy lightens, anyway, you're just there, going along easy in the world.” ― Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories

Report This Dec 29, 2012
  • vickiz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Perhaps that daughter, grown and distant, was the one she was looking for in the baby carriage. Just after my mother had grabbed me up, as she said, for dear life.

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