All posts tagged: Alice Munro

300 short stories: story 283

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2019 short stories

story: “Train” author: Alice Munro year: 2012 where: post-Flywheel, Social House (terrible breakfast) note: “I have never kept diaries. I just remember a lot and am more self-centered than most people,” from an interview with Alice Munro about the book. This story went in places I did not expect it to go. a line:  “She had caught the terrible flu of 1918 in which so many people died, and when she came out of it she was strange. Not really […]

300 short stories: story 282

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2019 short stories

story: “To Reach Japan” author: Alice Munro year: 2012 where: Starbucks, Festival City note: I picked up this book for only 39 dirhams–Dear Life–and the writing is so good, so much denser than what I’ve been reading, books by younger contemporary female writers, mostly. Her style (as well as the font) reminds me of the Maeve Binchy books of my childhood. a line:  “In the decade that they had already entered but that she at least had not […]

100 days 100 short stories:: story 41

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100 days 100 short stories read day one

story: Leaving Maverly  author: Alice Munro year: 2011 where: kitchen table, before dinner note: a story I’ve started four times, a story I’ve been interrupted while reading three times a line: “There was something in her, he told Isabel, something that made her want to absorb whatever you said to her, instead of just being thrilled or mystified by it.”