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As with all of Alice Munro s books I rushed out to buy this newest collection and then I rushed home eager to plunge into it I am an ardent fan of Alice Munro s work and I think this collection is good better than good The most breathtaking full and energetic of the short stories in this collection is Amundsen It takes place in a TB sanatarium near a remote town in Northern Canada The story is about a young woman who takes a job teaching the children in the sanatarium and eventually falls in love with the sanatarium s melancholy doctor whose kind yet oddly cold intentions toward the young woman remain muddled until the very end The story has the heft of a Russian novel and there is indeed an allusion to WAR AND PEACE within its pages However I felt a feverish pull to keep turning its pages and there is a good sort of mystery that keeps the story tight and page turning A lot of the other stories are classic Munro stories that examine grown up themes that so many other best selling writers and to the point big house publishers typically don t seem to have an interest in publishing these days unless they are publishing Alice Munro and maybe a handful of other wonderful literary writer like Elizabeth Strout who maintain a place in today s publishing market uite simply Munro writes about aging and she does so with bravery steadiness and stoic grace One of her characters faces the horrors of the onset of dementia after she is already in the grips of the disease another character a seventy one year old woman begins to believe that her eighty three year old husband is going to leave her for a visiting cosmetic saleswoman who turns out to be an old flame of his These stories are sadly beautiful and they are relatively short by Munro s standards What surprised and delighted me the most were the four final works of the book She prefaces these works by saying that they are not uite stories because they are autobiographical in feeling though not sometimes in fact Munro took a similar approach in THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK which begins with an account of how she researched her ancestors in Scotland then moves into pieces of fictionalized autobiography based on her Scottish ancestors in the middle Then the book ends in the realm of complete fiction I like Munro s forays into memoir and even though she doesn t truly commit to writing the truth I have to admire the fact that she doesn t pretend that her autobiographical stories are 100% true By taking this approach she avoids the trap that a number of fiction writers fall into when they venture completely into memoir It seems at least in my reading of memoirs written by fiction writers that many fiction writers who make the foray into memoir writing forget that they are still telling a story They forget that even memoirists must create a dramatic persona of themselves so that they have the distance and good narrative sense that it takes to tell a truthful AND effective story They have no sense of perspective and no sense of how they come off as the protagonist of their own stories they often tell too much or too little In short they forget the basic elements of narrative because they are telling the truth This is not the case with Munro s autobiographical writing In fact the autobiographical works in this collection feel immediate and energetic than a number of the fictional stories Munro s voice in these pieces is stoic In a piece called Night she recalls the time when she was fourteen and she had a tumor removed at the same time she had her appendix taken out She muses about how her mother never mentioned whether the tumor was cancerous or benign So I did not ask and wasn t told and can only suppose it was benign or was most skillfully got rid of for here I am today It s statements like this that reveal her stoicism but also her warmth and humor In The Eye she writes heartbreakingly about the death of Sadie the hired girl Munro s mother apparently brought into the home to help with the chores when Munro s younger brother was born The story hinges upon the moment when Munro s mother takes her to Sadie s wake with the intentions of showing Alice what death looks like And Alice who is uite young when this event happens imagines that she sees Sadie s eye flutter open while she is lying in the casket It s a small almost Gothic moment and yet it captures perfectly that mystery and strange hope that children feel when they first see death Ultimately this is a collection that amazes me partly because Munro continues to write innovative stories at a time in her life when she has every reason to rest on her laurels It amazes me because she confronts subjects that a lot of people turn away from such as aging uietly and dying uietly of devastatingly unromantic old age ailments If you already like Alice Munro you will like the fictional stories because they have all the classic Munro traits hardscrabble settings stoic characters dark humor If you are an ardent fan such as myself you ll love the fictionalized nonfiction pieces too because they offer a glimpse into the life and mind of this beloved writer L'Encyclopédie du savoir relatif et absolu: Livres I à XI et suppléments s work and I think this collection is good better than good The most breathtaking full and energetic of the Muhammad Ali: My First Muhammad Ali: 22 short A Song of Wraiths and Ruin stories in this collection is Amundsen It takes place in a TB The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions: Discover the True Stories Behind the English Language's 64 Most Popular Idioms sanatarium near a remote town in Northern Canada The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth story is about a young woman who takes a job teaching the children in the Sources for Armies of Deliverance sanatarium and eventually falls in love with the Becoming sanatarium The Turning Point s melancholy doctor whose kind yet oddly cold intentions toward the young woman remain muddled until the very end The Answers to Gospel Questions Volume 5 story has the heft of a Russian novel and there is indeed an allusion to WAR AND PEACE within its pages However I felt a feverish pull to keep turning its pages and there is a good Asari chan 9 sort of mystery that keeps the The Last Testament story tight and page turning A lot of the other A Clean Billionaire Romance Complete Collection A Clean Billionaire Romance #1 5 stories are classic Munro The Corner Shop: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick stories that examine grown up themes that The Perfect Resume Today's Ultimate Job Search Tool so many other best Future 2 Student Book with App and Mel selling writers and to the point big house publishers typically don t Your Childs Motor Development Story seem to have an interest in publishing these days unless they are publishing Alice Munro and maybe a handful of other wonderful literary writer like Elizabeth Strout who maintain a place in today Salt to the Sea s publishing market uite 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Story 1 To Reach JapanA story about a woman who s determined to have an affairNow I don t condone affairs But sometimes I can understand them eg Addicted by Zane But here no reason is given for Greta cheating And it doesn t seem to matter who she s cheating with any available and interested man will do So it s not love affairs she s havingMy educated guess about why Greta is cheating on her husband is that she s bored She s a poet who works from home and she has a small childThe first guy she becomes enad with is a journalist who takes her home when she becomes drunk at a party In the car they re talking and he says this Excuse me for sounding how I did I was thinking whether I would or wouldn t kiss you and I decided I wouldn t What an asshole Not because as Greta thinks he s judging her un kiss worthy but because there is a drunk married woman in his car and he s seeing her in a sexual way What a jerk What makes you think she wants to be kissed by you How big of a creep are you to offer to drive a woman home from a party when she s drunk and then contemplate whether you should take advantage of her or not Also she s married you prickUnfortunately Greta shares none of my compunctions about his behavior and starts daydreaming about the man constantly for a year Then she writes him a letter of poetry and stuff and sends it to his work WTFLater she enters affair number two This is when her daughter Katy and herself are traveling to Toronto to live without her husband for a month because her husband is leaving the country This actor is on the train a play actor and she describes him as a boy so I m thinking he s at least 10 years younger than her He entertains all the children on the train and at the end of the day they start drinking flirting and touching It s obvious to me by now that it doesn t matter who the frick the man is she is just going after anyone with a penis except her husband I guess This conversation happens GRETA I haven t got any condomsGREG I haveGRETA Not on youGREG Certainly not What kind of beast do you think I am Oh I don t know THE KIND OF BEAST WHO PROPOSITIONS A MARRIED WOMAN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER SLEEPING CHILD I mean her child is curled up sleeping right there Classy sarcasmSo she leaves her child ALONE and goes to Greg s compartment to have sex with himThen after their finished having sex she tells him she has to go back to her compartment And he says Okay Okay I should get ready for Saskatoon anyway What if we d got there just in the middle of it Hello Mom Hello Daddy Excuse me just a minute here while I Wa hoo blink blink What A Moron Seriously THIS is who you choose to have an affair with This guy IncredibleSo she goes back to her compartment to find Katy is missing She freaks out Later she finds Katy unharmed who says she went to look for Mommy Greta is feeling very guilty and shameful and as if Katy going missing was punishment for Greta having sex with GregThen in the final twist view spoiler Greta and Katy get off at Union Station and the journalist is waiting for them with a hug and a kiss oO hide spoiler The Toy Box story about a woman who Cliffs of Opal s determined to have an affairNow I don t condone affairs But Den grænseløse sometimes I can understand them eg Addicted by Zane But here no reason is given for Greta cheating And it doesn t Winter Holiday Godine Storyteller seem to matter who Fools she Wicked Whispers s cheating with any available and interested man will do So it Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage s not love affairs River Bodies Northampton County #1 she Warriors s havingMy educated guess about why Greta is cheating on her husband is that Criminal she The Alpha Female s bored She Durham A Thousand Years of History and Legend s a poet who works from home and Diva (Flappers, #3) she has a Beastly Fury small childThe first guy The Comet Seekers she becomes enad with is a journalist who takes her home when The Opposite she becomes drunk at a party In the car they re talking and he Seasonal Food says this Excuse me for Ashamed sounding how I did I was thinking whether I would or wouldn t kiss you and I decided I wouldn t What an asshole Not because as Greta thinks he The Last Minute s judging her un kiss worthy but because there is a drunk married woman in his car and he Marita s 砂の女 Suna no Onna seeing her in a The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters) sexual way What a jerk What makes you think 100 Promises to My Baby she wants to be kissed by you How big of a creep are you to offer to drive a woman home from a party when Fantastic FistMowtown she Ground Zero 3 s drunk and then contemplate whether you The French Count's Pregnant Bride Harleuin Presents she One More Lie s married you prickUnfortunately Greta Data Science from Scratch with Python: Step-by-Step Guide shares none of my compunctions about his behavior and J'apprends a me servir de Sage paie & Rh (I7 - 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