300 short stories: story 283

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 …

300 short stories: story 282

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 …