Dear Life

Dear Life

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Large Print - 2013
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With her peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but spacious and timeless stories, Alice Munro illumines the moment a life is shaped - the moment a person turns out of an accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with her clarity of vision, Munro's stories paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how extraordinary the ordinary life can be. (Bestseller)
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781410455949
1410455947
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE FICTION MUNRO 2013
Characteristics: 437 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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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.

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.


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mr_chocolate
Sep 28, 2017

Out of fourteen short stories, there was only really two that i liked or had resonated with me. This was the first time i had ever tried reading Alice Munro, but based upon this work, i would be hesitant to want to try another.

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horthhill
Sep 26, 2017

"Dear Life" by Alice Munro is a wonderful collection of short stories. While my favourite is 'Corrie', there wasn't a single story that I disliked. I found myself only able to read one story a day because I wanted a bit of time to think about the story I just finished. Just great.

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fpsutka
Oct 04, 2016

I read all the short stories in this book but it was not my favourite collection of Alice Munro's work. It didn't hold my interest as much as some of her previous collections.
It also needed better editing!

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maipenrai
Aug 15, 2016

AVAILABLE IN AUDIOBOOK, BUT MAY PREFER LARGE PRINT BECAUSE OF STORIES

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DesLi
Nov 09, 2015

If you like reading short stories on life with depth, it is a great choice. This book was written by a Nobel Laureate in Literature on short stories. Having said that if you are looking for movie-like entertaining short stories, this book is not. This is a book of short stories on human written by a Nobel Laureate.

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empbee
Sep 17, 2014

A real master of short stories. Great style but simple, unique at the same time. The stories read like unsolved mysteries of life and its players - humans.

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uncommonreader
Aug 21, 2014

Of interest are the last four autobiographical pieces. Not my favorite collection, but still wonderful.

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KarenAuger
Aug 16, 2014

Everyday stories of everyday people and their foibles, we all have one or two of these stories in our lives. She connects with them and makes us examine our own narratives.

I am not a fan of short stories at the best of times and this book is a quintessential example of why I don't like this genre. Snippets of sad lives, neglect, misunderstanding and few redeeming events to pull the characters or the situations into balance. How hard can life be in Saskatchewan?

mxt144 Feb 05, 2014

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

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coroboreefarm
Apr 01, 2014

“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

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vickiz
Dec 29, 2012

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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