From the book jacket: In Alice Munros superb new collection, we find
stories about women of all ages and circumstances, their lives made palpable by
the subtlety and empathy of this incomparable writer. Throughout this
compelling collection, her understanding of the people about whom she writes
makes them as vivid as our own neighbors. Here are the infinite betrayals and
surprises of lovebetween men and women, between friends, between parents and
childrenthat are the stuff of all our lives. It is Alice Munros special gift
to make these stories as vivid and real as our own.
Comment: This is Munro's 12th book, following Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001). It contains eight short stories (several of which have appeared elsewhere - in the New Yorker I believe) that confront the facts of aging, changing, ...
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