Dear Life

Alice Munro
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 dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories (set in the world Munro has made her own: the countryside and towns around Lake Huron) about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be.


Reviewed: 2019-12-27
Read this book as part of a challenge to read things you usually wouldn't. This definitely qualifies. How to put this, I enjoy the author's writing but not her stories. The stories are very much about life, but life when it doesn't turn out quite like you had planned. If I were to choose a favorite story it would be "In Sight of the Lake", a story about a woman's descent into dementia.
Reviewed: 2019-11-10
Quaint Canadian vignettes.
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