Dear Life

Dear Life

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Book - 2012
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A collection of fourteen stories about coming home, in every story, to southwestern Ontario.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart Doubleday Canada, c2012
Description: 319 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780771064869
0771064861
Branch Call Number: Munr
Additional Contributors: Munro, Alice 1931-

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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.

mytwin Jan 20, 2014

It was great to read ALICE again just after her Nobel win.She is a breath of fresh south western Ontario air!

lolo1 Oct 11, 2013

Congratulations to a brilliant author for winning the Nobel prize for literature, 2013. Alice Munro has been my favourite author since I read "Dance of the Happy Shades" and, though USA would love to lay claim to her, she is OURS! A great Canadian with a unique voice, her humility is as impressive as her talent. BRAVA!

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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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