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Dear life: stories

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A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time. Alice Munro's peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story after story, she illumines the moment a life is forever altered by a chance encounter or an action not taken, or by a simple twist of fate that turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into a new way of being or thinking. A poet, finding herself in alien territory at her first literary party, is rescued by a seasoned newspaper columnist, and is soon hurtling across the continent, young child in tow, toward a hoped-for but completely unplanned meeting. A young soldier, returning to his fianc#65533;e from the Second World War, steps off the train before his stop and onto the farm of another woman, beginning a life on the move. A wealthy young woman having an affair with the married lawyer hired by her father to handle his estate comes up with a surprising way to deal with the blackmailer who finds them out. While most of these stories take place in Munro's home territory--the small Canadian towns around Lake Huron--the characters sometimes venture to the cities, and the book ends with four pieces set in the area where she grew up, and in the time of her own childhood: stories "autobiographical in feeling, though not, sometimes, entirely so in fact." A girl who can't sleep imagines night after wakeful night that she kills her beloved younger sister. A mother snatches up her child and runs for dear life when a crazy woman comes into her yard. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these tales about departures and beginnings, accidents and dangers, and outgoings and homecomings both imagined and real, paint a radiant, indelible portrait of how strange, perilous, and extraordinary ordinary life can be.
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Grouping Titledear life
Grouping Authoralice munro
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-12-02 23:42:59PM
Last Indexed2020-12-02 23:44:54PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780307596888

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Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) -- Fiction
Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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Life -- Fiction
Literary -- FICTION
Short Stories (single author) -- FICTION
Short stories
Short stories. -- AUdiobooks (CD)
title_displayDear life : stories
title_fullDear Life Stories
Dear Life Stories [eBook] Munro, Alice.
Dear life : stories / by Alice Munro
Dear life [electronic resource] : stories / by Alice Munro
Dear life [large print] : stories / by Alice Munro
Dear life [sound recording] : stories / Alice Munro
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