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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage | Alice Munro
As always, Alice Munro surprises us. While the nine stories in this new collection could not be written by anyone else, they are subtly different. The title story, for example, ranges from small-town Ontario just after the war to a near-deserted hotel on the bald Saskatchewan prairie. The setting may be strange, uncharted Munro territory, but the plot is familiar, with two lives changed forever by a random act of mischief that can never be revealed. Floating Bridge is also a typical Alice Munro story, but different. Forty-two-year-old Jinny is fighting cancer, and the front room in their middle-class home is turned into a sickroom. Her husband hires a girl to look after her, and they visit the girls trailer park relatives. Class tensions are exposed (You know youll hurt their feelings, he whispered. Theyre trying to be nice to you.), and then something both unbelievable and totally believable happens to conclude the story in a way the reader will never forget. Other stories contain lines that change the world. A promisingly flirtatious reunion with a teenage sweetheart, now married, takes an unexpected turn. (About our youngest boy, he said. Our youngest boy was killed last summer. Oh. He was run over, he said. I was the one who ran over him. Backing out of our driveway. I stopped again. He stopped with me. Both of us stared ahead. His name was Brian. He was three.) In this great book by one of the worlds great writers, the settings may be Vancouver Island, small-town Ontario, Toronto, or Vancouver, but the stories are universal, and the characters no, the people in the stories are unforgettable. From the Hardcover edition.
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Away from Her | Alice Munro
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Now that I'm away
I wish I'd stayed
Tomorrow's a day of mine
That you won't be in🎶

#vacation #songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 7mo
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fairygo
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I've been reading this for a while. I couldn't tune in the book yet, the stories (at least the first two) have slow start unlike some short stories I've read, and the Indonesian translation doesn't feel much "flowing". It's also Eid week now so life has been hectic lately. Hope for better reading sessions in the coming days.

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BookHermit
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The first six on the left are from secondhand bookstores and the rest were thrift shop finds. I went a little nuts for Alice Munro and have made a project of reading one of her stories daily and reading more short stories in general. Apart from its damaged dust jacket, History of Reading was great find, I think #bookhaul

KVanRead Great haul. I love your Alice Munro idea. 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Love Yiddish Policeman's Union. 3y
BookHermit @TobeyTheScavengerMonk They had Kavalier and Clay, too, but only in paperback ☹️ 3y
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Tanner
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Day #27 #canadianauthors #marchintoreading Here are a few of the Canadian authors on my shelves.

RealLifeReading I gotta know. Is that boy wearing a colander?! 3y
Tanner @RealLifeReading Yes, I believe it is! 😆 3y
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wonga
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#canadianauthors - movie/celebrity edition! 🎬 (the movie based on Alice Munro's short story is Hateship, Loveship) #marchintoreading

Reviewsbylola I loved Water for Elephants 🐘 3y
RealLifeReading Alice Munro 😍😍 3y
Cinfhen I love you added Micheal J. Fox ❤️ 3y
Bradleygirl 5000 points for happy Kermit 3y
wonga @Bradleygirl 😄of course kermit has absolutely nothing to do with Canada - the picture just seemed better with him in it! 3y
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Munro is a master. Nearly all of these stories have elusive yet satisfying endings. As in life, people wander in and out never fully aware of their effect on others. All her praise and awards are deserved. #shortfiction #dogsoflitsy #movingtocanada

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Jaywigley
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The first story was my first Alice Munro and, well, I couldn't stop reading after that, not for a while anyway. I've read two of her collections and almost every story is a gem.

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SaintUrsula
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I'm often not really a fan of short stories, but the first one (title story) was good.

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0_phe1ia
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Mehso-so

A short story that ended too abruptly IMHO.

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Simona
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I've read only the first story and I am more than impressed. The story is a very clean, sophisticated and effective. I look forward to read the rest, but that will have to wait until tomorrow ... now to work.

#book7 in #bookisholympics and the mission #goingforsilver is completed, 6 novels and 1 short story in a week.

shawnmooney I haven't read this one yet but she is the goddess of the short story! 3y
Bibliogeekery Love this book and everything she writes! 3y
rayna Loved this one! 3y
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katedensen
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Happy 85th Birthday, Alice Munro!

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TeR
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Happy Canada Day!🍁🍁
Can't go wrong with some Alice Munro... Will bump this up higher in the queue in my TBR

RealLifeReading Ah Alice Munro! I love her work but don't own any of her books! Must amend that... 4y
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MandaRie
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What a lovely book full of realistic tales of love and relationships. My first Munro collection and I couldn't have picked a better book. Highly recommended. 4/5.

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kbuggle
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Finally spending some time with Ms. Munro. I don't think I'll be disappointed.

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